US Pat. No. 10,168,446

MOBILE RADIOGRAPHIC INSPECTION SYSTEM AND LIFTING DEVICE FOR MOBILE RADIOGRAPHIC INSPECTION SYSTEM

Nuctech Company Limited, ...

1. A lifting device for a mobile radiographic inspection system, the device comprising:a driving motor; and
at least two screw lifters;
wherein the driving motor is connected to each of the screw lifters via a transmission, and a lower end of a lifting rod of the screw lifter is configured to connect with a radiographic inspection device; and
wherein the lifting device further comprises a mounting assembly, which is adapted to connect the lifting device to a vehicle body of the mobile radiographic inspection system.

US Pat. No. 10,168,441

SEISMIC STREAMER CONNECTING MODULE AND METHOD

SERCEL, Carquefou (FR)

1. A flush module for connecting three elements associated with a streamer spread, the flush module comprising:a housing;
a first end connector attached to the housing and configured to connect to a first element of the streamer spread;
a second end connector attached to the housing and configured to connect to a second element of the streamer spread; and
an external connector attached to the housing and configured to connect to a third element of the streamer spread,
wherein the external connector is configured to pivot between (a) a close position during which the external connector is entirely located within the housing, and (b) an open position during which a distal end of the external connector is located outside the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,168,426

MOBILE RADAR AND VISUAL TRACKING COORDINATE TRANSFORMATION

APPLIED CONCEPTS, INC., ...

1. A system for generating evidentiary data comprising:a mobile radar system operating on a processor and configured to generate frame data for a plurality of vehicles, the frame data having vertical tilt angle components identifying the vertical tilt angle of the mobile radar system and a plane of a roadway for the plurality of vehicles;
a mobile video system operating on a processor and configured to generate video data of the plurality of vehicles;
an accelerometer system configured to generate accelerometer data in response to movement of the mobile radar system; and
a dynamic plane rotation system operating on a processor and coupled to the mobile radar system and configured to map the vertically tilted radar frame data onto a flat plane parallel to the roadway to generate mapped data and to modify the mapped data as a function of the accelerometer data.

US Pat. No. 10,168,378

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF DETERMINING ABNORMALITY OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONNECTING UNIT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an external device connecting unit comprising a first function connecting unit and a second function connecting unit, wherein the first function connecting unit includes a first identification (first ID) pin configured to detect a connection with an external electronic device, and wherein the second function connecting unit includes a second identification (second ID) pin configured to detect the connection with the external electronic device; and
a processor configured to determine that an abnormality or a normality occurs in the external device connecting unit when values measured from the first ID pin and the second ID pin satisfy a predetermined condition,
wherein the external device connecting unit is a connecting unit according to a micro Universal Serial Bus (USB) protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,168,320

HEMATOLOGICAL ANALYZER, METHOD FOR ANALYZING BODY FLUID AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

SYSMEX CORPORATION, Kobe...

1. A hematological analyzer for measuring a measurement sample, comprising:a fluid supplying unit comprising a reaction chamber to be supplied with a fluid sample and at least a stain solution from a reagent container to form the measurement sample;
a measuring unit comprising a detecting unit that detects side scattered light and fluorescent light obtained from a cell in the measurement sample passing through a sheath flow cell;
an operating unit that receives input; and
a controller coupled to at least the measuring unit and the operating unit, the controller programmed to analyze a measurement result output from the measuring unit; wherein
the controller is programmed to:
receive from the operating unit, an input designating a measuring mode from among at least a blood measuring mode and a body fluid measuring mode;
analyze the measurement result according to the designation of the measuring mode; wherein
analyzing the measurement result according to the blood measuring mode comprises analyzing the measurement result to classify white blood cells in the measurement sample into a plurality of subclasses and to obtain a cell count of the plurality of subclasses of the white blood cells in the measurement sample respectively, based on at least the intensity of the side scattered light and the intensity of the fluorescent light in the measurement result, wherein the cell count of the plurality of subclasses of the white blood cells is obtained based on differences of the intensity of side scattered light between the cells and differences of the intensity of the fluorescent light between the cells in the measurement result; and
analyzing the measurement result according to the body fluid measuring mode comprises analyzing the measurement result to classify cells in the measurement sample into mononuclear cells, polymorphonuclear cells, and highly fluorescent nucleated cells of which the intensity of the fluorescent light is greater than that of white blood cells and to obtain a cell count of at least the classified mononuclear cells and the classified polymorphonuclear cells in the measurement sample, based on at least the intensity of the side scattered light and the intensity of the fluorescent light in the measurement result, wherein the cell count of at least the classified mononuclear cells and the classified polymorphonuclear cells in the measurement sample is obtained based on differences between the intensity of side scattered light between the cells and differences of the intensity of the fluorescent light between the cells in the measurement result.

US Pat. No. 10,168,319

METHOD FOR SELECTING AN ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC HYBRIDOMA

GREEN ABIOTECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A method for selecting an antigen-specific hybridoma includes the following steps:(a) providing a hybridoma by fusing an antigen-immunized plasma cell with a myeloma cell, and a cell surface marker of plasma cell, wherein the cell surface marker of plasma cell is on the surface of the hybridoma;
(b) combining a target antibody secreted from the hybridoma with the hybridoma by the cell surface marker of plasma cell, and providing a first antibody and a second antibody that have been added to the hybridoma, wherein the first antibody comprises a first conjugating molecule that binds to a connecting molecule, and a first antigen-binding site binds to the cell surface marker of the plasma cell, and wherein the second antibody comprises a second conjugating molecular that binds to the connecting molecule of the first antibody, and a second antigen-binding site binds to the target antibody;
(c) providing an antigen with a label to react with the hybridoma, wherein the antigen with the label is the same as the antigen used for inducing immunization of the plasma cell; and
(d) selecting an antigen-specific hybridoma which can express the label.

US Pat. No. 10,168,299

REPRODUCIBLE AND MANUFACTURABLE NANOGAPS FOR EMBEDDED TRANSVERSE ELECTRODE PAIRS IN NANOCHANNELS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for forming a nanogap, comprising:forming a knockoff feature on a dielectric layer;
forming a trench in the dielectric layer on opposite sides of the knockoff feature;
depositing a noble metal in the trenches and over the knockoff feature;
polishing a top surface to remove the noble metal in field regions and the knockoff feature, leaving the noble metal in the trenches level with a top of the dielectric layer to form electrodes embedded in the trenches;
etching a nanochannel in the dielectric layer such that the knockoff feature is positioned within the nanochannel; and
removing the knockoff feature to form a nanogap between the electrodes and the nanogap lies within the nanochannel.

US Pat. No. 10,168,235

STRETCHABLE PIEZOELECTRIC SENSOR APPLIED TO LOGISTICS FOR REAL-TIME MONITORING

Southern Taiwan Universit...

1. A stretchable piezoelectric sensor applied to logistics for real-time monitoring comprising a stretchable flexible substrate and a conductive layer formed on the flexible substrate, and the stretchable piezoelectric sensor is in the form of a ring, a plurality of sensing members corresponding to a number of end faces of a packaging box adhered to the conductive layer, when two ends of the piezoelectric sensor are stretched and fitted on diagonal corners of the packaging box, the sensing members are located on the respective end faces of the packaging box.

US Pat. No. 10,168,216

IMAGE INSPECTION DEVICE

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. An image inspection device comprising:an acquisition unit which acquires a color image of an inspection target object, the color image including a plurality of spectral images;
a display unit which displays the color image acquired by the acquisition unit;
a region designation unit which receives designation of a plurality of foreground regions including a plurality of pixels in the color image displayed on the display unit;
an extraction unit which extracts color information including a color distribution in each of the plurality of foreground regions designated by the region designation unit and color information including a color distribution in a background region distinguished from the plurality of foreground regions and registers the extracted color information as foreground colors for the plurality of foreground regions, respectively, and a background color for the background region;
a foreground image generation unit which calculates a distance on color space coordinates between a color of each pixel in the plurality of spectral images and each of the plurality of foreground colors, generates a plurality of distance images having the distance as a pixel value, and generates a foreground distance image based on the plurality of generated distance images;
a background image generation unit which calculates a distance on the color space coordinates between the color of each of the pixels in the plurality of spectral images and the background color, generates a distance image having the distance as a pixel value, and generates a background distance image based on the plurality of generated distance images; and
an inspection unit which inspects the inspection target object using a foreground-background image which is a difference image between the foreground distance image and the background distance image.

US Pat. No. 10,168,203

BALANCE WITH FREE-FLOATING WEIGHING PAN

Mettler-Toledo GmbH, Gre...

1. A balance, comprising:a weighing pan;
at least six position sensors, arranged to measure the position of the weighing pan in all three dimensions;
a weighing mechanism with at least six electromagnetic mechanisms, each of which includes at least one permanent magnet and at least one force coil, such that the weighing mechanism generates compensation forces to act, through currents sent to each force coil, in each of the six translatory and rotatory degrees of freedom on the weighing pan, based upon the orientation and position of each force coil relative to the weighing pan;
a regulating unit to regulate the individual currents flowing in the force coils, wherein the compensation forces, through the sum of their respective moments, hold the weighing pan in a constant, predefined and free-floating position relative to the six degrees of freedom; and
an arithmetic unit provided with software to calculate the weighing result based on the amounts of current flowing in the respective force coils.

US Pat. No. 10,168,147

STRUCTURED LIGHT SENSING FOR 3D SENSING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. An apparatus for projected structured light, using at least one projected pattern, the apparatus comprising:an array of emitters arranged in a plurality of rows, the plurality of rows including a first row that includes at least two independent emitters that are mutually incoherent and a second row that includes at least two independent emitters that are mutually incoherent, and the plurality of rows including variable numbers of operational emitters per row; and
a pattern generator for causing light from the at least two independent emitters of the first row to overlap to form a first part of the projected pattern and light from the at least two independent emitters of the second row to overlap to form a second part of the projected pattern,
wherein the first part of the projected pattern and the second part of the projected pattern do not overlap and the mutual incoherence of the at least two independent emitters in the first row and the mutual incoherence of the at least two independent emitters in the second row reduce speckle noise in the first part of the projected pattern and the second part of the projected pattern, respectively, and the variable numbers of operational emitters per row provide different levels of intensity per projected line of the projected pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,168,127

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A DEPLOYMENT UNIT FOR A CONDUCTED ELECTRICAL WEAPON

AXON ENTERPRISE, INC., S...

8. An electrode for a conducted electrical weapon (“CEW”), the electrode for providing a current through a human or animal target to impede locomotion of the target, the electrode comprising:a body, the body includes a front wall, a rear wall, and a cavity therein, the rear wall includes an opening;
a spear, the spear coupled to the front wall, the spear for coupling the electrode to the target;
a filament stowed in the cavity and deployable via the opening, the filament for receiving the current from a signal generator for providing the current through the target; and
a tensioner having a bore therethrough, the tensioner positioned proximate to the opening, the filament deploys via the bore, an interior surface of the bore contacts the filament thereby applying a force on the filament during deployment.

US Pat. No. 10,168,114

INTEGRAL DRAIN ASSEMBLY FOR A HEAT EXCHANGER AND METHOD OF FORMING

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. An integral drain assembly for a heat exchanger comprising:a plurality of passage walls defining a plurality of passages, each of the passage walls having a non-linear portion; and
a respective drain wall integrally formed with each of the passage walls to define a drain for each of the plurality of passages, the drain wall located proximate the non-linear portion of each of the plurality of passage walls, the drain of each of the plurality of passages aligned with each other and located at different elevations in an operating orientation of the heat exchanger, each passage fluidly coupled by the respective drain of each passage to have fluid flow sequentially throughout the passages before reaching a common drain.

US Pat. No. 10,168,063

FAN COIL APPARATUS INCLUDING A HUMIDIFICATION UNIT AND A HUMIDIFICATION UNIT

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A humidification unit for a fan coil comprising:(a) a water mist production member:
(b) an inner container housing the water mist production member, the inner container comprising a water supply for the water mist production member and an inner container water level detector, the inner container water level detector sensing a high water level in the inner container when a water level in the inner container is at a high water level position;
(c) an outer container comprising a reservoir and an outer container water level detector, wherein the outer container is positioned to receive water which leaks from the inner container, the outer container water level detector sensing a high water level in the outer container when a water level in the outer container is at a high water level position;
(d) a water supply conduit connectable to a source of water and in fluid flow communication with the inner container; and,
(e) a shut off valve provided in the water supply conduit, the shut off valve operable between an open position and a closed position,
wherein the shut off valve is in the closed position when the inner container water level detector senses a high water level in the inner container or when the outer container water level detector senses a high water level in the outer container.

US Pat. No. 10,168,058

DEHUMIDIFIER WITH SECONDARY EVAPORATOR AND CONDENSER COILS

Therma-Stor LLC, Madison...

1. A dehumidification system, comprising:a primary metering device;
a secondary metering device;
a secondary evaporator operable to:
receive a flow of refrigerant from the primary metering device; and
receive an inlet airflow and output a first airflow, the first airflow comprising cooler air than the inlet airflow, the first airflow generated by transferring heat from the inlet airflow to the flow of refrigerant as the inlet airflow passes through the secondary evaporator;
a primary evaporator operable to:
receive the flow of refrigerant from the secondary metering device; and
receive the first airflow and output a second airflow, the second airflow comprising cooler air than the first airflow, the second airflow generated by transferring heat from the first airflow to the flow of refrigerant as the first airflow passes through the primary evaporator;
a secondary condenser operable to:
receive the flow of refrigerant from the secondary evaporator; and
receive the second airflow and output a third airflow, the third airflow comprising warmer and less humid air than the second airflow, the third airflow generated by transferring heat from the flow of refrigerant to the third airflow as the second airflow passes through the secondary condenser;
a sub-cooling coil operable to:
receive the flow of refrigerant from the primary condenser;
output the flow of refrigerant to the primary metering device; and
receive the third airflow and output a fourth airflow, the fourth airflow comprising warmer and less humid air than the third airflow, the fourth airflow generated by transferring heat from the flow of refrigerant to the fourth airflow as the third airflow passes through the sub-cooling coil;
a primary condenser operable to:
receive the flow of refrigerant from the compressor; and
receive the fourth airflow and output a dehumidified airflow, the dehumidified airflow comprising warmer and less humid air than the fourth airflow, the dehumidified airflow generated by transferring heat from the flow of refrigerant to the dehumidified airflow as the fourth airflow passes through the primary condenser;
a compressor operable to receive the flow of refrigerant from the primary evaporator and provide the flow of refrigerant to the primary condenser, the flow of refrigerant provided to the primary condenser comprising a higher pressure than the flow of refrigerant received at the compressor; and
a fan operable to generate the inlet, first, second, third, fourth, and dehumidified airflows.

US Pat. No. 10,168,042

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ILLUMINATING DECORATIVE AND GRAPHIC ELEMENTS ON A CONTAINER

1. A combination bag and lighting system, comprising:the bag having:
a bottom surface;
two opposing sides;
a back side;
a front side;
a visual element secured to the front side;
a first hinge attached to the front side and the bottom surface; and
a second hinge attached to the back side and the bottom surface;
wherein the first hinge and the second hinge allows pivot movement of the front side and the back side relative to the bottom surface;
wherein the two opposing sides, the back side and the front side form an inner cavity; and
wherein the bag is foldable;
the lighting system carried within the inner cavity of the bag, the lighting system having:
a light source configured to create beams of light that pass through the front side and illuminates the visual element.

US Pat. No. 10,168,030

LED LAMP WITH FUSIBLE METAL HEAT MANAGEMENT ELEMENTS

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A heat sink assembly comprising:an LED mount portion having an external side surface; and
a fusible metal layer deposited on at least a portion of the external side surface, wherein the fusible metal layer conforms to at least a portion of the external side surface of the LED mount portion, and wherein the fusible metal layer comprises a fusible alloy comprising two or more metals of indium (In), bismuth (Bi), lead (Pb), tin (Sn), cadmium (Cd), zinc (Zn), and thallium (Tl).

US Pat. No. 10,168,022

ATTACHMENT FOR ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. An attachment for an illumination device detachably attached to a ring-shaped illumination device, the ring-shaped illumination device including: a main case that includes a first opening section which is a substantially circular opening formed on an upper surface, a second opening section which is a substantially circular opening formed on a lower surface and which has a first center axis common to the first opening section, and a first hollow section which includes the first center axis and is connected to the first opening section and the second opening section; a plurality of light-emitting elements that is annularly arranged in the main case so as to surround the first hollow section; and a light emitting opening section that is an opening having a substantially annular shape whose center is located on the first center axis and having a width in a vertical direction of the main case, the light emitting opening section guiding light emitted from the plurality of light emitting elements downward of the first center axis from the first hollow section, the attachment for the illumination device comprising:a dome member that includes a small-diameter opening section which has an substantially annular shape and has an opening diameter smaller than a diameter of the first opening section of the ring-shaped illumination device, a large-diameter opening section which has a substantially annular shape, has a second center axis common to the small-diameter opening section, and has an opening diameter larger than the opening diameter of the small-diameter opening section, and a side-surface section which has a contour shape widening from the small-diameter opening section to the large-diameter opening section along the second center axis and has a second hollow section inside, and at least a part of which transmits light from outside while diffusing the light to the second hollow section, the small-diameter opening section being inserted into the first hollow section of the ring-shaped illumination device from the second opening section to the first opening section of the ring shaped illumination device in a state where the second center axis common to the small-diameter opening section and the large-diameter opening section substantially matches the first center axis of the ring-shaped illumination device when the attachment for the illumination device is fitted to the ring-shaped illumination device; and
a first shielding member that includes a first inner peripheral end section which is connected to the small-diameter opening section of the dome member after the dome member is fitted to the ring-shaped illumination device, extends over an entire periphery from the first inner peripheral end section in a direction perpendicular to the center axis of the small-diameter opening section, covers a space formed between an annular end section of the small-diameter opening section of the dome member and an annular end section of the first opening section of the ring-shaped illumination device, and is connected to the ring-shaped illumination device,
wherein the annular end section of the large-diameter opening section of the dome member engages with the ring-shaped illumination device so as to cover a space formed between the annular end section of the large-diameter opening section of the dome member and the annular end section of the second opening section of the ring-shaped illumination device when the dome member is fitted to the ring-shaped illumination device.

US Pat. No. 10,167,976

REGULATING VALVE

Azbil Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A regulating valve comprising:a valve stem for driving a valve member disposed in a valve box; and
a gland portion slidably holding the valve stem,
wherein the gland portion comprises:
a lid portion having a through-hole communicating with an inside of the valve box, the valve stem being inserted into the through-hole,
a spacer provided between an inner wall of the through-hole and the valve stem, one yarn packing as a main packing, the yarn packing being disposed above a surface of the spacer, the surface being opposite to the valve box,
at least two adapter packings disposed above the surface of the spacer with the yarn packing in a slide direction of the valve stem, the adapter packings being made of a material having a smaller thermal expansion coefficient and a higher hardness than the yarn packing,
a packing follower disposed on one of the adapter packings opposite to the valve box,
a disc spring disposed on the packing follower, and
a packing flange disposed above the disc spring and the packing follower, the packing flange being fixed to the lid portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,964

PRECISION CERAMICS CONTROL BALANCE VALVE

Hain Yo Enterprises Co., ...

1. A control balance valve comprising:a valve housing;
a rotary base mounted in the valve housing;
a slide mounted in the valve housing and located under the rotary base;
a valve lever pivotally mounted in the rotary base and having an upper end protruding from the valve housing and a second end provided with a drive portion connected with the slide;
a movable valve plate mounted in the valve housing and located under the slide;
a fixed valve plate mounted in the valve housing and located under the movable valve plate;
a valve seat mounted on a lower end of the valve housing to stop the fixed valve plate, the movable valve plate, the slide and the rotary base;
a temperature limiting device mounted in the valve seat;
a pedestal connected with the valve seat; and
a balance unit mounted in the pedestal;
wherein:
the slide is connected with the movable valve plate, and the valve lever drives the slide which drives the movable valve plate to translate or to translate and rotate, to change a relative position between the movable valve plate and the fixed valve plate, so as to turn on/off water of a faucet, to change a water flow rate, or to change a proportion of a mixture of cold and hot water;
the movable valve plate is provided with a first cold water hole and a first hot water hole;
the first cold water hole is provided with a first extension to enlarge an extent of the first cold water hole;
the first hot water hole is provided with a second extension to enlarge an extent of the first hot water hole;
the fixed valve plate has a center provided with a second cold water hole and a second hot water hole;
the second cold water hole is provided with a third extension;
the second hot water hole is provided with a fourth extension;
the fixed valve plate is provided with a first cold water channel and a first hot water channel;
the fixed valve plate is provided with a first temperature regulating hole located between the first cold water channel and the first hot water channel;
the valve seat includes an upper seat and a lower seat combined together;
the upper seat has an interior provided with a receiving space for mounting the temperature limiting device;
the upper seat of the valve seat has a top face provided with a third cold water hole, a third hot water hole, a second cold water channel, a second hot water channel and a second temperature regulating hole;
the upper seat of the valve seat supports the fixed valve plate, the movable valve plate, the slide and the rotary base, and the fixed valve plate is secured on the top face of upper seat;
the lower seat of the valve seat is provided with a cold water inlet hole, a hot water inlet hole, at least one cold water outlet hole and a mixed water outlet hole;
the cold water inlet hole is connected with a cold water source, and the hot water inlet hole is connected with a hot water source;
the cold water inlet hole and the hot water inlet hole are connected to the cold water source and the hot water source by the balance unit;
the third cold water hole, the third hot water hole, the second cold water channel, the second hot water channel and the second temperature regulating hole of the upper seat respectively align with the second cold water hole, the fourth extension, the first cold water channel, the first hot water channel and the first temperature regulating hole of the fixed valve plate;
the first cold water hole and the first extension of the movable valve plate misalign with the first cold water channel and the first temperature regulating hole of the fixed valve plate, while the first hot water hole and the second extension of the movable valve plate misalign with the second hot water hole of the fixed valve plate under a normal state of the valve lever which is not operated, so that the cold water and the hot water are stopped by the movable valve plate and cannot flow outward from the faucet through the control balance valve;
the temperature limiting device includes a water dividing member, a cap, a support sleeve, a temperature detector, a water stop sleeve and a spring;
the water dividing member is mounted between the upper seat and the lower seat of the valve seat;
the water dividing member is provided with a fourth cold water hole connected between the third cold water hole and the cold water inlet hole, a fourth hot water hole connected between the third hot water hole and the hot water inlet hole, a third cold water channel connected between the second cold water channel and the at least one cold water outlet hole, a temperature control chamber connected between the second hot water channel and the mixed water outlet hole, a third temperature regulating hole aligning with the second temperature regulating hole of the upper seat, and a cold water passage connected between the third temperature regulating hole and the temperature control chamber;
the cap is mounted in the temperature control chamber of the water dividing member;
the cap has a periphery provided with a plurality of hot water passages;
the support sleeve is mounted in the mixed water outlet hole of the lower seat and has an interior provided with a plurality of claws and a plurality of water outlet channels arranged between the claws;
the temperature detector is mounted in the support sleeve and supported by the claws;
the temperature detector has an opening provided with a push rod and a chemical substance;
the chemical substance is filled between the temperature detector and the push rod;
the chemical substance has a thermal expansion and contraction feature due to a temperature change of an ambient environment;
when the chemical substance is heated and expanded, the push rod is pushed outward from the opening of the temperature detector by the chemical substance, and when the chemical substance is cooled and contracted, the push rod is retracted into the opening of the temperature detector;
the water stop sleeve is mounted on the temperature detector and includes a tubular body, a cover located in the tubular body, and a bottom edge connecting the tubular body and the cover;
the bottom edge is provided with a plurality of water passages;
the push rod of the temperature detector extends into the cover;
the spring is biased between the cap and the water stop sleeve;
when the push rod is retracted at a normal state, the spring presses the water stop sleeve away from the cap to space the tubular body of the water stop sleeve from the hot water passages of the cap, thereby preventing the tubular body of the water stop sleeve from blocking the hot water passages of the cap;
the water stop sleeve is lifted by the temperature detector, to prevent the tubular body of the water stop sleeve from blocking the cold water passage of the water dividing member, so that the cold water passage of the water dividing member is connected to the water outlet channels of the support sleeve constantly;
the pedestal protrudes outward from a bottom face of the lower seat;
the pedestal is provided with a receiving chamber connected to the cold water inlet hole and the hot water inlet hole;
the balance unit is mounted in the receiving chamber of the pedestal and includes two casings juxtaposed to each other, a fixed tube mounted between the two casings, and a movable core movably mounted in the fixed tube;
each of the two casings is provided with a mounting recess;
each of the two casings is provided with a water delivery hole connected to the mounting recess;
the water delivery holes of the two casings align with the cold water inlet hole and the hot water inlet hole respectively;
the fixed tube is secured in the mounting recess of each of the two casings and has a peripheral wall provided with two first breaches;
the movable core has an interior provided with two compartments and a baffle between the two compartments;
the movable core has a peripheral wall provided with two second breaches connected to the two compartments respectively; and
the movable core is movable in the fixed tube by variation of a water pressure of the cold and hot water, to change a relative position between the two second breaches of the movable core and the two first breaches of the fixed tube.

US Pat. No. 10,167,960

FLUID CONTROL VALVE

CKD CORPORATION, Komaki ...

1. A fluid control valve, comprising:a drive section;
a valve body provided with a first port, a second port, and a valve seat; and
a valve element which is columnar shaped and coupled with the drive section,
wherein the valve element includes an annular sealing protrusion annularly protruding from an end face located on a side facing the valve seat, the sealing protrusion being provided at a leading end with an annular sealing portion capable of being pressed against the valve seat for sealing, and at least the annular sealing protrusion is made of fluororesin,
wherein a diameter of the end face is 1.3 times or more than a diameter of the annular sealing portion when the annular sealing portion is out of contact with the valve seat,
wherein the valve element includes a thin part having a diameter smaller than a diameter of the annular sealing portion,
wherein the valve element includes a protrusion protruding from the end face toward the valve seat and in a position radially more inside than the annular sealing protrusion, and
wherein the protrusion has a basal end connected with the end face, the basal end having a diameter equal to or more than the diameter of the thin part of the valve element.

US Pat. No. 10,167,928

INSPECTABLE SYNTHETIC TENSILE MEMBER ASSEMBLY

Bright Technologies, L.L....

1. A method for providing and inspecting a durable yet inspectable tensile member assembly including synthetic fibers as a primary tension-carrying element, comprising:a. providing a core of synthetic fibers, said core having an end;
b. attaching a termination to said end of said core, said termination including an anchor with a length of said fibers secured thereto and an anchor exit where said fibers exit said anchor;
c. wherein said anchor includes an internal passage and said length of said fibers lie within said internal passage, with said fibers being locked into a solidified potting compound, with said anchor completely surrounding said length of said fibers;
d. providing a jacket surrounding said core and extending along said core to a jacket end, with said jacket lying outside said anchor and said jacket end lying proximate said anchor exit, thereby leaving a gap between said jacket end and said anchor exit;
e. said core of synthetic fibers being accessible within said gap, said gap thereby comprising an inspection region;
f. providing a cover configured to selectably cover said inspection region, said cover configured to attach to said anchor and to overlap said jacket so as to cover said inspection region, with said cover covering a first portion of said jacket, with a second portion of said jacket extending outside of said cover; and
g. moving said cover to permit inspection of said core within said inspection region;
h. wherein said anchor includes a distal anchor portion and a neck anchor portion that is removable from said distal anchor portion;
i. wherein a length of said core of synthetic fibers lies within said neck anchor portion; and
j. moving said neck anchor portion to permit inspection of said length of said core within said neck anchor portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,774

TURBOMACHINE

Cummins Ltd., Huddersfie...

1. A variable geometry turbine comprisinga turbine wheel mounted for rotation about a turbine axis within a housing, the housing defining an annular inlet surrounding the turbine wheel and defined between first and second inlet sidewalls; and
a cylindrical sleeve axially movable across the annular inlet to vary the size of a gas flow path through the inlet;
wherein the annular inlet is divided into at least three axially offset inlet passages by two or more inlet passage walls disposed between the first and second inlet sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 10,167,773

LOADED TURBOCHARGER TURBINE WASTEGATE CONTROL LINKAGE JOINTS

Garrett Transportation I ...

1. An assembly comprising:a turbine housing that comprises a bore, a wastegate seat and a wastegate passage that extends to the wastegate seat;
a bushing disposed at least in part in the bore;
a rotatable wastegate shaft received at least in part by the bushing;
a wastegate plug that extends from the wastegate shaft;
a control arm operatively coupled to the wastegate shaft;
a control link operatively coupled to the control arm via a pin received by an opening that forms a joint between the control arm and the control link, wherein the joint comprises a clearance that is defined between a radial surface of the pin and an opening wall of the opening;
an actuator operatively coupled to the control link to transition the wastegate plug between a closed state and an open state; and
a spring, coupled to the control arm and to the control link, that applies force to the joint that establishes radial contact between the radial surface of the pin and the opening wall and that maintains radial contact through an increase in applied force during transition of the wastegate plug from the closed state to the open state.

US Pat. No. 10,167,748

GASKET FOR A VALVE OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

FREUDENBERG SEALING TECHN...

1. A gasket for a valve of an internal combustion engine; said valve comprising a guide element defining a through seat, and a stem movable in a sliding manner in said seat; said gasket having a central axis and comprising:an elastically deformable sealing element, having an annular configuration with respect to said axis and suitable to be arranged externally on said valve to cooperate both with said guide element and with said stem;
a supporting member having an annular configuration with respect to said axis, arranged coaxially on at least part of said sealing element so that the latter is pressed, in use, between said supporting member and said valve;
an end flange projecting radially outwards from said supporting member and configured to receive, in use, the elastic load of a coil spring of said valve extending around said gasket; and
two or more protrusions distinct from said end flange, projecting outwards from said supporting member and suitable to cooperate, in use, with said coil spring of said valve to maintain said valve coaxial with said axis;
wherein said two or more protrusions comprise two or more tabs carried by said supporting member and projecting in a cantilever fashion outwards from an outer surface of said supporting member, each of the two or more tabs terminating at a distal-most surface, the distal-most surface spaced from a bottom surface of the end flange a distance, the distance defined in a direction parallel to the central axis.

US Pat. No. 10,167,739

CENTERING ARRANGEMENT OF TWO PARTS RELATIVE TO EACH OTHER

ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLA...

1. Centering arrangement comprising:a ring-like inner part and a ring-like outer part, whereby said outer part surrounds said inner part in a concentric arrangement and with an interspace established between said outer part and said inner part, and whereby said outer part and said inner part are subject to a differential radial expansion; and
a centering contact element, which procures a centering mechanical contact between said outer part and said inner part at a plurality of circumferentially distributed contact points, and which is deformable in order to compensate for differential radial expansion, wherein the centering contact element is a part of the outer part or the inner part.

US Pat. No. 10,167,698

CONFIGURABLE BRIDGE PLUG APPARATUS AND METHOD

GEODYNAMICS, INC., Mills...

1. A configurable composite bridge plug for use as a downhole tool in a wellbore casing, said plug comprising:(a) a body configured with a cylindrical hollow inner mandrel, an upper threaded end and a lower threaded end; said upper threaded end configured with inner threads disposed on an inner surface of said body;
(b) a release ring configured with outer threads disposed on an outer surface of said release ring; said outer threads configured to be threaded into said inner threads;
(c) an upper restriction element configured to plug an upper end of said hollow inner mandrel;
(d) a lower restriction element configured to plug a lower end of said hollow inner mandrel;
(e) a stand-off pin configured to restrain said lower restriction element in place;
(f) a ball seat configured to be inserted in a cavity in said upper threaded end proximal to said upper restriction element, the release ring retaining the ball seat within the cavity;
(g) a cage retainer configured to be mechanically coupled to said ball seat; and
(h) a ball configured to seat in said ball seat;
wherein
said configurable bridge plug is configured to be transformed to a frac plug by removing said upper restriction element and said lower restriction element.

US Pat. No. 10,167,687

MAGAZINE FOR DRILLING RODS

BAUER Deep Drilling GmbH,...

1. A drill rod magazine for vertical storage of drill rod elements, comprising:a base frame, on which at least one support means is arranged,
wherein the at least one support means has two substantially horizontally directed retaining arms which, by formation of a receiving area, are parallel to and spaced apart from each other,
wherein the receiving area is designed for receiving the drill rod elements in a row next to each other and the drill rod elements are retained in a vertical position between the two retaining arms,
wherein along at least one retaining arm a clamping rod is supported in a movable manner which is in operative connection with a tensioning means that exerts a tensioning force onto the drill rod elements for retaining the drill rod elements in a clamping manner in the receiving area,
wherein
several support means are provided,
several retaining arms are arranged in a fork-like manner next to each other,
by means of at least two pivot levers the clamping rod is supported in a pivotable manner with respect to the retaining arms, and
the pivot levers are acted upon by tension springs which press the clamping rods into a clamping position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,685

MACHINE AND METHOD FOR EARTH-WORKING

BAUER Maschinen GmbH, Sc...

1. A machine comprising a mast, along which a top drive can be moved vertically by means of an adjusting device, through which top drive a telescopic kelly bar is displaceably guided, which has at least one outer kelly bar which is designed to come to lie on the top drive, and one inner kelly bar which comprises a rope suspension for a rope, through which the inner kelly bar can be moved vertically by means of a main rope winch,wherein
an automatic control device is provided, which is designed to automatically control the adjusting device for the top drive and/or the main rope winch for the kelly bar in such a way that the inner kelly bar can be moved relative to the top drive in some areas in a rapid travel mode at a first speed and in some areas in a conservative travel mode, in which the speed is reduced with respect to the first speed of the rapid travel mode,
the automatic control device provides movement according to the rapid travel mode or the conservative travel mode before or after a drilling operation, and
the movement in the conservative travel mode is realized at a transition, at which the inner kelly bar is moved inside the outer kelly bar,
wherein
the outer kelly bar has a first locking element,
the inner kelly bar has a second locking element, and
in the conservative travel mode, the first locking element is configured to move past the second locking element without locking being provided.

US Pat. No. 10,167,664

WINDOW ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLE

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. A method of manufacturing a window assembly for a vehicle, said method comprising:providing a fixed frame configured to mount to the vehicle, said fixed frame comprising a pair of opposite side frame members, an upper frame member and a lower frame member;
overmolding an elastomeric seal along a channel portion of each of said side frame members;
providing a fixed window panel;
providing a movable window panel movable relative to said fixed window panel and said fixed frame between an opened position and a closed position;
receiving a side perimeter edge region of said fixed window panel in said elastomeric seal along said channel portion of a respective one of said side frame members, wherein said elastomeric seal receives and seals against said side perimeter edge region of said fixed window panel; and
wherein overmolding said elastomeric seal comprises overmolding said elastomeric seal to form a sealing channel for receiving and sealing against (i) said side perimeter edge region of said fixed window panel and (ii) an end region of said lower frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,167,633

TIE SYSTEM FOR INSULATED CONCRETE PANELS

IconX, LLC, Kansas City,...

1. A method of making an insulated concrete panel, said method comprising:(a) creating a plurality of substantially cylindrical tie openings that each extend through an insulation layer from a first surface of said insulation layer to an opposite second surface of said insulation layer;
(b) pouring a first layer of concrete;
(c) placing said insulation layer on said first layer of concrete, such that said first surface of said insulation layer is in contact with said first layer of concrete;
(d) inserting a wall tie into a plurality of said tie openings, with each of such wall ties comprising first and second end sections opposing a central section, wherein after said pouring of step (b) and said inserting of step (d), said first end section of each of said wall ties is at least partially embedded within said first layer of concrete; and
(e) pouring a second layer of concrete over said second surface of said insulation layer, wherein after said pouring of step (e), said second end portion of said wall tie is at least partially embedded within said second layer of concrete.

US Pat. No. 10,167,623

PREFABRICATED REINFORCED CONCRETE-FILLED STEEL PIPE SLEEVE JOINT

Qingdao University of Tec...

1. A prefabricated reinforced concrete-filled steel pipe sleeve joint, comprising: high-strength outsourcing steel pipes, reinforcement restraining plates, high-tensile reinforcements, transformation separation sleeves and an ordinary outsourcing steel pipe, wherein:two transformation separation sleeves are respectively located at an upper end and a lower end of the ordinary outsourcing steel pipe; one of the transformation separation sleeves, which is located at the upper end of the ordinary outsourcing steel pipe, is connected with one of the high-strength outsourcing steel pipes; the other transformation separation sleeve, which is located at the lower end of the ordinary outsourcing steel pipe, is connected with the other high-strength outsourcing steel pipe; the high-tensile reinforcements penetrate through the ordinary outsourcing steel pipe; upper ends and lower ends of the high-tensile reinforcements are respectively extended to interiors of the high-strength outsourcing steel pipes; the high-tensile reinforcements are connected with the transformation separation sleeves; the upper ends and the lower ends of the high-tensile reinforcements are respectively connected with the reinforcement restraining plates;
an outer stiffening ring is welded to an exterior of the ordinary outsourcing steel pipe and is connected with a steel beam by means of welding or bolting.

US Pat. No. 10,167,563

STABILITY CONTROL OF A HYDROGEN GENERATING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Marine Power Products Inc...

1. A device for maintaining a performance of an electric-catalytic-hydrolysis system comprising:a. a reactor core comprising a basic solution maintained within the reactor core,
wherein the basic solution contains a hydrogen generating catalyst, wherein the hydrogen generating catalyst contains an aluminum complex, a copper complex, and a silver complex, and wherein the basic solution is maintained at a pH value below 9.5;
b. a controller to control a reaction condition such that a hydrogen generation reaction is optimized;
c. an oxidizer reactor; and
d. a light providing device in the oxidizer reactor configured to perform photolysis to regenerate the silver complex.

US Pat. No. 10,167,302

PHOSPHONATE NUCLEOSIDES USEFUL IN THE TREATMENT OF VIRAL DISEASES

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, ...

1. A compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or prodrug thereof selected from a phosphoramidate derivative, a SATE (S-acyl-2-thioethyl) ester derivative, a pivaloyloxymethyl (POM) derivative, an isopropyloxymethylcarbonyl (POC) derivative, a cyclo-saligenyl (cycloSal) derivative and an alkyloxyalkyl derivative,
wherein:
X is selected from O and NR11;
Y is selected from O, S and NR12;
A is selected from —(CR1R2)n-, —(CR9R10)—, —(CR9R10)—(CR1R2)n-, —(CR1R3)—(CR2R4)—(CR1R2)n-, —CR3?CR4—(CR1R2)n- and —C?C—(CR1R2)n-;
R1 and R2 are independently selected from H, alkyl, hydroxyl, hydroxymethyl and halogen;
R3 and R4 are independently selected from H and alkyl, or R3 and R4 together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a mono or bicyclic ring system selected from cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocycloalkenyl, aryl and heteroaryl;
R5 is selected from H, P(?O)(OH)2 and P(?O)(OH)—O—P(?O)(OH)2;
R6 is selected from H and alkyl;
R7 and R8 are independently selected from H, alkyl, halogen and hydroxymethyl
R9 and R10 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a mono or bicyclic ring system selected from cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocycloalkyl and heterocycloalkenyl;
R11 is selected from H and alkyl;R12 is selected from H and alkyl;
m is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
n is 1, 2 or 3;
p is 0 or 1;
q is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
r is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5;
s is 0 or 1;
Base is a natural or non-natural nucleobase; and
wherein each alkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocycloalkyl, heterocycloalkenyl, aryl and heteroaryl may be optionally substituted.

US Pat. No. 10,167,299

1-(3-AMINOPROPYL) SUBSTITUTED CYCLIC AMINE COMPOUNDS, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF MAT...

1. A compound of formula I, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, enantiomer, diastereoisomer, racemate or mixture thereof,
wherein,
W is absent or —CH2CH2—;
X is N or CR6;
R1 is selected from a 5 to 7-membered heteroaryl unsubstituted or substituted with 1-3 substituents, wherein said heteroaryl contains 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulfur or nitrogen and each of said substituents is independently selected from a halogen, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyloxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched chain haloalkoxy, —NR10R11, —C(?O)R12, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkanoyloxy, a cyano, a nitro and a hydroxy, or two adjacent R1 substituents with the atoms to which each is attached are combined to form a fused 5-7 membered ring;
each of R10 and R11 is independently selected from a group consisting of H, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl and —C(?O)R13;
R12 is selected from a group consisting of a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyloxy, a hydroxyl, an amino (NH2) and a C1-C4 straight or branched alkylamino;
R13 is selected from a group consisting of H and a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl;
R2 is selected from the following groups unsubstituted or substituted with 1-3 substituents: a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl, a C3-C7 cycloalkyl, a 4 to 7-membered heterocyclic group, a C6-C12 aryl or a 5-7 membered heteroaryl; wherein, said substituent is selected from a group consisting of a halogen, a hydroxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyloxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl carbonyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkoxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkylsulfonyl group, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkylsulfonylcarbamoyl, a tetrazolyl, a cyano, a nitro, an amino, a carboxy, a phenyl, a halophenyl, a phenoxy, and a halophenoxy;
each of R3, R4 and R5 is independently selected from a group consisting of H, a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl and a C3-C7 cycloalkyl;
R6 is selected from a group consisting of H and a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl; alternatively, R5 and R6 may bind together with

 to form

R7 is selected from a group consisting of H, C(?O)R8, C(?O)OR8, C(?O)NR8R9, SO2R8 and the following groups substituted by 1-3 substituents a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl, a C3-C7 cycloalkyl, a 4 to 7-membered heterocyclic group, a benzyl, a C6-C12 aryl and a 5-7 membered heteroaryl; wherein said substituent is selected from a halogen, a hydroxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyloxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkoxy, a cyano, a nitro, an amino and a carboxyl;
each of R8 and R9 is independently selected from a group consisting of a hydrogen and the following groups unsubstituted or substituted with 1-3 substituents: a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl, a C3-C7 cycloalkyl, a 4-7 membered heterocyclic group, a benzyl, a C6-C12 aryl and a 5-7 membered heteroaryl; wherein said substituent is selected from a group consisting of a halogen, a hydroxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkoxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkoxy, a cyano, a nitro, an amino, and a carboxyl.

US Pat. No. 10,167,283

?-LACTAMASE INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

SUANZHU PHARMA CO., LTD.,...

1. A compound of Formula (I), a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester, solvate or stereoisomer thereof:
wherein,
R1 is —SO3M, —OSO3M, —SO2NH2, —PO3M, —OPO3M, —CH2CO2M, —CF2CO2M or CF3;
M is selected from H or a pharmaceutically acceptable cation;
Ring A is selected from the group consisting of 5- to 15-membered bridged cyclyl, 5- to 15-membered spiro cyclyl, 5- to 15-membered bridged heterocyclyl or 5- to 15-membered spiro heterocyclyl, which is optionally substituted with substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of halogen, amino, carboxyl, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-6 alkyl, halo C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylamino or C1-6 alkylcarbonyl;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen atom, halogen, amino, carboxyl, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkyl, halo C1-6 alkyl, hydroxylC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkoxyC1-6 alkyl, halo C1-6 alkoxy, halo C1-6 alkoxyC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, C1-6 alkylaminoC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylcarbonyl, halo C1-6 alkylcarbonyl, halo C1-6 alkylcarbonylC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylcarbonyloxy, C1-6 alkoxycarbonyl, C1-6 alkylcarbonyloxyC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylacylamino, C1-6 alkylaminocarbonyl, di(C1-6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonylC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonylamino, C1-6 alkylsulfonyloxy, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, 3- to 8-membered cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered cycloalkyl-C1-6 alkyl, 6- to 8-membered aryl, 6- to 15-membered fused aryl, 4- to 15-membered fused cyclyl, 5- to 15-membered bridged cyclyl, 5- to 15-membered Spiro cyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl-C1-6 alkyl, 5- to 8-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 15-membered fused heteroaryl, 4- to 15-membered fused heterocyclyl, 5- to 15-membered bridged heterocyclyl or 5- to 15-membered Spiro heterocyclyl.

US Pat. No. 10,167,265

TREATMENT OF PULMONARY AND OTHER CONDITIONS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for treating a pulmonary disease in a subject comprising administering to the subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof, having a structure of:
wherein represents a single bond;
A is CH(S—R5), wherein R5 is an acylamino-substituted carboxylalkyl, a sulfonate-substituted alkyl, or an acylamino-substituted amido; and
X1 and X2 are each independently an optionally-substituted N-heterocycle wherein the pulmonary disease is pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis, acute lung injury (ALI), acute respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, or pulmonary manifestations of cystic fibrosis.

US Pat. No. 10,167,210

METHODS FOR CONSERVING RESOURCES BY TREATING LIQUIDS WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS

Reverse Ionizer Systems, ...

1. A method for conserving resources comprising:receiving data, representative of one or more resources of a transport system or reference system affected by treatment of unwanted material in a liquid, at a user control system or an agent control system (collectively “control system”),
computing an indication of the difference between an amount of resources currently being used by the transport system or the reference system based on the received data and a threshold amount of resources at the control system; and
wherein the treatment of the unwanted material in the liquid comprises generating and applying a magnetic field that includes a modulation signal corresponding to an ionic cyclotron frequency of the unwanted material to treat the unwanted material in the liquid using at least two immersible radial coils configured in a Helmholtz coil arrangement, and at least two axial coils.

US Pat. No. 10,167,178

LEVELING JACK WITH DIRECT ACTUATION

LIPPERT COMPONENTS, INC.,...

1. A jack comprising:a first lifting section, the first lifting section comprising:
a first cross beam;
a first trunnion engaged with the first cross beam and selectively displaceable in first and second displacement directions with respect to the first cross beam between a first trunnion position and a second trunnion position;
a first leg pivotally connected to the first trunnion; and
a first brace pivotally connected to the first leg and pivotally connected to the first cross beam;
a first drive mechanism operably engaged with the first trunnion, the first drive mechanism configured to selectively displace the first trunnion in the first and second displacement directions with respect to the first cross beam, the first drive mechanism comprising:
a first drive screw;
a first drive nut threadingly engaged with the first drive screw; and
a first drive plate engaged with the first drive nut and the first trunnion such that a first portion of the drive screw is received within the first drive nut and a second portion of the drive screw spaced apart from the first portion of the drive screw is received within the first trunnion, such that rotation of the first drive screw in a first direction of rotation results in displacement of the first drive nut, the first drive plate, and the first trunnion in the first displacement direction with respect to the first cross beam; and such that rotation of the first drive screw in a second direction of rotation results in displacement of the first drive nut, the first drive plate, and the first trunnion in the second displacement direction with respect to the first cross beam.

US Pat. No. 10,167,171

ELEVATOR WITH BRAKE DEVICE IN THE MANNER OF A CLAMP BRAKE

Wittur Holding GmbH, Wie...

1. An elevator with a brake device for braking a car, or for keeping the car stationary on at least one braking rail, or for both braking the car and keeping the car stationary on at least one braking rail, the brake device comprising:at least two brake shoes situated opposite from each other; and
at least one brake clamp with two clamp arms for opening and closing clamp jaws acting on the brake shoes, wherein only a first clamp arm of the at least one brake clamp is connected to the car in pivoting fashion via a bearing with a pivot axle that is affixed to the car, oriented parallel to a direction of travel, and a second clamp arm of the brake clamp is not affixed at any point relative to the car so that the second clamp arm is able to execute a movement relative to the car, even a movement with a translatory component.

US Pat. No. 10,167,158

SLITTER DEVICE

TSUDAKOMA KOGYO KABUSHIKI...

1. A slitter device comprising:a let-off mechanism having a let-off driving unit on which a raw-cloth roller formed by winding up an elongated sheet material in a roll shape is mounted, and which has a let-off driving motor as a driving source for rotationally driving the raw-cloth roller;
a cutter device for dividing the sheet material fed out from the let-off mechanism in a width direction of the sheet material to form a plurality of divided sheet materials, having a plurality of disk-shaped rotary blades provided according to the number of divisions of the sheet material, and having a support roll to which the rotary blade is pressed and around which the sheet material is wound;
a take-up mechanism having a winding shaft on which a plurality of take-up reels for winding up each of the divided sheet materials are supported, and having a take-up driving unit which has a take-up driving motor as a driving source for rotationally driving the winding shaft;
a drive control device or control device for controlling the driving of the let-off driving unit and the take-up driving unit, which performs the drive control of one of the let-off driving unit and the take-up driving unit as a tension control and performs the drive control of the other as a speed control;
a roll driving motor that is connected to the support roll to rotationally drive the support roll;
a first tension detecting unit for obtaining a raw-cloth tension value which is a tension value of the sheet material fed out from the let-off mechanism; and
a second tension detecting unit for obtaining the divided material tension value which is the sum of the tension values of each of the divided sheet materials,
wherein the drive control device includes a comparator to which the first tension detecting unit and the second tension detecting unit are connected, and which compares the raw-cloth tension value and the divided material tension value with each other, and a drive controller which controls an operating state of the roll driving motor such that the raw-cloth tension value and the divided material tension value coincide or substantially coincide with each other based on the comparison result of the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,167,137

FLAME RESISTANT VISCOSE FILTER APPARATUS AND METHOD

EFIP Holdings LP, Dunedi...

1. A kitchen vent hood filter assembly, the filter assembly comprising:a filter pad comprising oleophilic fibers and viscose fibers, wherein:
the filter pad is formed through at least one of thermo-bonding, air-laid, and spunbond;
approximately 25% of the viscose fibers have a linear density between between 8-9 denier;
approximately 25% of the viscose fibers have a linear density of approximately 2 denier;
the viscose fibers comprise approximately 50% of the fibers of the filter pad; and
the oleophilic fibers comprise approximately 50% of the fibers of the filter pad;
a bonding emulsion; and
a structural support providing support to the filter pad to maintain the filter pad in a generally flat configuration and to allow installation of the filter pad within a ventilation hood.

US Pat. No. 10,167,099

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EXPANDING AND ERECTING COLLAPSED OR FOLDED CARDBOARD PACKAGINGS TO STANDING ARRANGED COMPARTMENTS AND/OR OUTER PACKAGINGS

Krones Aktiengesellschaft...

1. An apparatus (01) for expanding and erecting collapsed or folded cardboard packagings (02) to standing compartments and/or outer packagings (03), comprising:a cardboard packaging supply (04) comprising at least one stack (41) of flatly collapsed cardboard packagings (02) arranged lying on top of each other,
an erecting device (05) arranged next to the cardboard packaging supply (04) as seen in the direction of a horizontal axis (11), and
a gripping device (06) for the simultaneous seizing one topmost cardboard packaging (02) from each stack (41) of the cardboard packaging supply (04), wherein:
the cardboard packagings (02) comprise a plurality of cardboard packaging walls (22) interconnected with each other, one forming a top flat side (23) and one forming a bottom flat side (24) of a flatly collapsed cardboard packaging (02),
the gripping device (06) has at least one tool (61) for holding the top flat side (23) of the cardboard packaging wall (22),
the gripping device (06) has at least one manipulator (62) with a manipulator head (63) that is at least movable along a horizontal axis (11), wherein the at least one tool (61) is arranged at the manipulator head (63) so that the at least one tool (61) is movable at least horizontally between the cardboard packaging supply (04) and the erecting device (05),
the erecting device (05) has at least one carrier (51) that is rotatable about a horizontal pivoting axis (13) from a horizontal position to a vertical position and vice versa,
the erecting device (05) has at least one tool (52), arranged at its at least one carrier (51), for each cardboard packaging (02) that is simultaneously seizable by the gripping device (06),
the at least one tool (52), in its horizontal position, seizes each cardboard packaging (02), at its bottom flat side (24),
each cardboard packaging (02) is expanded to a set of compartments and/or to an outer packaging (03) by an increase of the distance between the at least one tool (61) of the gripping device (06) and the at least one tool (52) of the erecting device (05) along a vertical axis (12), and
the at least one tool (52) holds each cardboard packaging (02) at least until the at least one carrier (51) has rotated about the horizontal pivoting axis (13) from its horizontal position into its vertical position so that access openings through which articles can be introduced into the expanded compartments and/or outer packaging (03) are in a vertical plane.

US Pat. No. 10,166,956

DUAL LINE HYDRAULIC TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF CONTROL THEREOF

1. A hydraulic braking system of a trailer, comprising:a pressurized supply of hydraulic fluid;
a base valve including an inlet and an outlet;
a control valve including a solenoid, an inlet fluidly coupled to the pressurized supply of hydraulic fluid, and an outlet, the control valve operably controlled between an energized state and a de-energized state;
a first brake output fluidly coupled to the outlet of the base valve;
a second brake output fluidly coupled to the outlet of the control valve;
a first sensor and a second sensor fluidly coupled to the base valve, the first sensor configured to detect a first pressure at the inlet of the base valve along an inlet line separate from the first brake output, and the second sensor configured to detect a second pressure at the outlet of the base valve;
wherein, the control valve is operably controlled to its de-energized state when a difference between the first pressure and second pressure satisfies a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,166,949

VEHICLE SAFETY AND SECURITY SYSTEM

1. A vehicle safety and security system comprising:one or more vehicle cameras, a control box, and a remote control device;
wherein the vehicle safety and security system is adapted to enable a vehicle owner to monitor activities in and around a vehicle from a remote location;
wherein the control box records at least one imaging channel obtained from the one or more vehicle cameras;
wherein the control box triggers security alerts based upon the content of the at least one imaging channel;
wherein the one or more vehicle cameras are mounted to the vehicle and provide imaging data to the control box via the at least one imaging channel;
wherein the one or more vehicle cameras comprise one or more external vehicle cameras;
wherein the one or more vehicle cameras comprise one or more internal vehicle cameras;
wherein the at least one imaging channel delivers the imaging data from the one or more vehicle cameras to the control box;
wherein the one or more vehicle cameras provide an alert signal to the control box when motion is detected in front of the one or more vehicle cameras;
wherein the one or more external vehicle cameras comprises weather-resistant housings, transparent weatherproof lenses covering the optical components, and mounting provisions suitable for external mounting;
wherein the one or more external vehicle cameras comprises a top mount camera and a side mount camera;
wherein the top mount camera is intended to be mounted outside of the vehicle on a substantially horizontal surface;
wherein the top mount camera comprises a positioning mechanism to rotate camera optics within a substantially horizontal plane;
wherein the top mount camera comprises the positioning mechanism to tilt the camera optics up and down to change the viewing angle;
wherein the top mount camera comprises the positioning mechanism to raise and lower the camera optics to adjust the height of the camera optics over the body of the vehicle;
wherein the side mount camera is intended to be mounted outside of the vehicle on a substantially vertical surface;
wherein the side mount camera comprises the positioning mechanism to pivot the camera optics side-to-side within a substantially horizontal plane;
wherein the positioning mechanism to tilt the camera optics components up and down to change the viewing angle;
wherein the top mount camera comprises a mounting magnet to allow mounting of the top mount camera without drilling holes in the vehicle;
wherein the side mount camera comprises the mounting magnet to allow mounting of the side mount camera without drilling holes in the vehicle;
wherein the one or more internal vehicle cameras mount within a passenger compartment of the vehicle;
wherein the control box comprises a housing, one or more camera connection ports, control electronics and a power connection;
wherein the control box is a focal point within the vehicle for receiving the imaging data from the one or more vehicle cameras and then processing and/or storing the imaging data;
wherein the control box is detachable and therefore removable from the vehicle;
wherein the control electronics comprises recording circuitry to record the at least one imaging channel provided by the one or more vehicle cameras;
wherein the recording circuitry comprises components configured to function as a digital video recorder;
wherein once the control electronics has been made aware of the incident, the memory used to store recordings in temporal proximity to the incident is preserved by being marked as ‘reserved’ and not recorded over;
wherein the control electronics is adapted to be made aware of the incident through direct interaction with the vehicle owner or by detecting events within a field of view of the one or more vehicle cameras;
wherein the control electronics comprises a control transceiver to provide a wireless control connection between the control electronics and the remote control device;
wherein the control electronics comprises circuitry to select one of the one or more vehicle cameras;
wherein the control electronics transmit status alerts to a remote location;
wherein the control electronics comprises a clock circuit and a global positioning system (GPS) receiver;
wherein the control electronics combines date and time metadata obtained from the clock circuit and location metadata obtained from the global positioning system (GPS) receiver with the imaging data that is recorded or transmitted by the control box;
wherein the control box is in communication with a remote security monitoring service which receives the status alerts initiated by the control electronics;
wherein the remote security monitoring service assumes control of the control electronics for the purpose of viewing the imaging data obtained from the one or more vehicle cameras and to change settings within the control electronics.

US Pat. No. 10,166,948

MOBILE DEVICE SYSTEM FOR REMOTE STARTING AND MANAGEMENT OF A VEHICLE

KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVER...

1. A mobile device system for remote starting and management of a vehicle comprising:a wrist watch device provided in a wrist watch form, the wrist watch device being configured to be converted from an idle state into an activated state to generate a response signal when a wake-up signal wirelessly transmitted from the outside is received, wirelessly transmit the response signal to the outside, and execute a task for communicating with a vehicle on the basis of a real-time operating system; and
a vehicle device provided in the vehicle, the vehicle device being configured to wirelessly transmit the wake-up signal to the outside of the vehicle, receive the response signal wirelessly transmitted from the wrist watch device in response to the transmitted wake-up signal, and analyze the response signal to control an operation of the vehicle,
wherein the vehicle device comprises a location recognition part configured to recognize a location of the vehicle, and is configured to send location information of the vehicle to the wrist watch device when an ignition of the vehicle is switched off, and
wherein the wrist watch device comprises a vehicle parking location information provider configured to display the location information of the vehicle on a display part.

US Pat. No. 10,166,945

FAR SIDE AIRBAG DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A far side airbag device for a vehicle, comprising:an inflator that is disposed within a side support portion at a vehicle transverse direction central side of a seat back;
an airbag that is stored within the side support portion, that receives a supply of gas from the inflator, that expands and deploys while rupturing a planned rupture portion that is installed at the side support portion and is formed by sewing together a plurality of seat skins, and that is adapted to protect a region at least from a head portion to a chest portion of a vehicle occupant; and
a partitioning portion that partitions the airbag into a main chamber and a chamber for rupturing that is provided at a rear side and a lower side of the main chamber and that houses the inflator, at least a lower end side region of the chamber for rupturing, in an expanded and deployed state, protruding further toward a vehicle front side than the planned rupture portion, with communication ports, that communicate the respective chambers with one another, being formed at an upper end side and a lower end side of the partitioning portion,
wherein a depression of a seat cushion is disposed within a width of the airbag in the vehicle transverse direction, and the planned rupture portion is offset toward a vehicle inner side, with respect to a location of the depression of the seat cushion, in the vehicle transverse direction.

US Pat. No. 10,166,937

EXTERIOR MEMBER AND WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An exterior member comprising:a tubular body which allows one or more conductive paths to be stored and protected therein,
wherein the tubular body has no slit,
wherein the tubular body comprises a plurality of protruding portions formed in an inner surface of the tubular body,
wherein each of the plurality of protruding portions comprises an arc part having a substantially circular arc shape extending along a circumferential direction of the inner surface of the tubular body,
wherein each of the plurality of protruding portions is substantially U-shaped or V-shaped in a cross-section cut along a tube axis of the tubular body and has a smooth surface,
wherein the plurality of protruding portions are disposed at positions on a helix around the tube axis, and
wherein the plurality of protruding portions are formed in portions of the inner surface where the conductive path moves while changing its moving direction to a part where the protruding portions do not exist.

US Pat. No. 10,166,933

FASTENING ARRANGEMENT FOR SECURING A UNIT MOUNT AND A STABILIZER MOUNT

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A fastening arrangement for securing a unit mount and a stabilizer mount of a motor vehicle, said fastening arrangement comprising:an elongated vehicle component having a side extending transversely with respect to the longitudinal length of the vehicle component;
a fastening element detachably connected to the vehicle component at said side of said vehicle component, said fastening element having one straight side facing away from the elongated vehicle component and provided with a first depression for supporting the stabilizer mount at the one straight side of said fastening element and an opposite side facing towards the elongated vehicle component and provided with a second depression for receiving the unit mount at a same longitudinal location,
wherein the elongated vehicle component also has a concave bearing seat formed on said side of the vehicle component at the same longitudinal location and configured to receive the unit mount having a size and shape similar to the size and shape of said second depression, so that said unit mount is receivable in said second depression of said fastening element in proximity to the stabilizer mount but at a side of the fastening element opposite to the stabilizer mount, and the unit mount and the stabilizing mount can be arranged in alignment with each other in the transverse direction.

US Pat. No. 10,166,924

VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM WITH DISPLAY BY A MIRROR

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:an interior rearview mirror assembly disposed at an interior surface of the vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising a mirror head having a reflective element;
wherein said mirror head is adjustably mounted at a mirror mount that attaches at the interior surface of the vehicle and is adjustable to adjust a rearward view of a driver of the vehicle viewing said reflective element;
a display device disposed at an interior portion of the vehicle remote from said interior rearview mirror assembly; and
wherein said mirror head is adjustable between a mirror mode orientation, where the driver of the vehicle views rearward of the vehicle via said reflective element, and a display mode orientation, where the driver of the vehicle views images displayed by said display device via said reflective element.

US Pat. No. 10,166,808

OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY THREADS AND STRIPES

SICPA HOLDING SA, Prilly...

1. A security thread or stripe comprising:a) an optically variable layer which imparts different color impressions at different viewing angles, comprising an optically variable composition that comprises about 2 to about 40 wt-% of optically variable pigments, and said optically variable layer including indicia formed at least one of:
by one or more gaps in the optically variable composition; and
with the optically variable composition,
the weight percents being based on the total weight of the optically variable composition;
b) a color constant layer, which exhibits a color matching a color impression of the optically variable layer at a prescribed viewing angle, comprising a color constant composition that comprises at least one of about 1 to about 20 wt-% of one or more dyes and about 0.1 to about 45 wt-% of inorganic pigments, organic pigments or mixtures thereof, and said color constant layer including indicia formed at least one of:
by one or more gaps in the color constant composition; and
with the color constant composition,
the weight percents being based on the total weight of the color constant composition;
c) a holographic metallic layer; and
d) a transparent substrate,
wherein i) the holographic metallic layer faces an external environment and the transparent substrate and is located on an opposite side of the substrate carrying the color constant layer and the optically variable layer and ii) at least one of the color constant layer and/or the optically variable layer faces the environment,
wherein the optically variable layer, the color constant layer and the holographic metallic layer are at least partially jointly visible from at least one side of the security thread or stripe, and wherein the indicia are independently selected from the group consisting of symbols, alphanumeric symbols, motifs, geometric patterns, letters, words, numbers, logos, drawings and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,166,773

ACTUATOR DEVICE, CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF WIRE MEMBER, LIQUID EJECTOR, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ACTUATOR DEVICE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An actuator device, comprising:an actuator comprising at least one drive element and at least one first element contact respectively drawn from the at least one drive element; and
a wire member comprising (a) at least one first contact respectively connected to the at least one first element contact and (b) at least one first wire configured to respectively conduct with the at least one first contact,
the at least one first wire each comprising a distal end portion disposed at an edge portion of the wire member, a first wide portion being formed at the distal end portion, the first wide portion having a wire width greater than that of a portion of said each of the at least one first wire other than the distal end portion thereof,
the first wide portion of each of the at least one first wire being disposed beyond a corresponding one of the at least one first element contact in a wire direction in which said each of the at least one first wire extends, in a state in which the actuator and the wire member are joined to each other,
the at least one first contact each being disposed at a basal end portion of a corresponding one of the at least one first wire, the basal end portion being located further from the edge portion of the wire member than the first wide portion, the at least one first contact each being connected to a corresponding one of the at least one first element contact.

US Pat. No. 10,166,713

MOULD WITH A MOVABLE BOTTOM AND HORIZONTAL JOINT PLANE

Sidel Participations, Oc...

1. A mold (12) for manufacturing, starting from a parison (3), of a container (2) having a body (4) and a bottom (6), the bottom (6) provided with a peripheral base (8) that extends essentially perpendicular to the body (4) from a lower end (7) of the base (8), said mold (12) comprising:a wall (14) having an inner surface (15) that extends along a central axis (X), that determines an impression of the body (4) of the container (2), and that delimits a cavity (17), with the inner surface (15) ending, at a lower end, in an opening (20), the wall (14) defining, beyond the cavity (17), a recessed reserve (21) emptying into the cavity (17) via the opening (20); and
a mold bottom (16) that can move in relation to the wall (14) between an extended position, in which the mold bottom (16) is separated from the opening (20), and a retracted position, in which the mold bottom (16) is fitted into the recessed reserve (21), with the bottom having an upper surface (27) that defines a base surface (28) with the impression of the peripheral base (8) of the container (2) and that extends perpendicular to the opening (20), wherein,
the wall (14) has a counterbore (24) that delimits a top of the recessed reserve (21) and that extends on a level with and around the opening (20), the counterbore (24) being essentially perpendicular to the central axis (X), and
the upper surface (27) of the mold bottom (16) defines a peripheral face (30) that extends in the lengthening of the base surface (28) around the base surface (28) perpendicular to the counterbore (24), and
in the retracted position, an upper surface of the peripheral face (30) is located opposite a lower surface of the counterbore (24) to thereby jointly define a peripheral parting line (31) that extends essentially perpendicular to the central axis (X).

US Pat. No. 10,166,684

INDUSTRIAL ROBOT INCLUDING A PARALLEL KINEMATIC MANIPULATOR

ABB Research Ltd., Zuric...

1. An industrial robot including a manipulator for movement of an object in space, where the manipulator comprises:a movable platform arranged for carrying the object,
a first arm arranged for influencing the platform in a first direction and including a first inner arm part rotatable about a first axis, a first outer arm part pivotally connected to the first inner arm part and to the platform, and a first actuator including a first drive shaft for actuating the first arm parts, and the first inner arm part is directly mounted on the first drive shaft,
a second arm arranged for influencing the platform in a second direction and including a second inner arm part rotatable about a second axis, a second outer arm part pivotally connected to the second inner arm part and to the platform, and a second actuator including a second drive shaft for actuating the second arm parts, and the second inner arm part is directly mounted on the second drive shaft,
a third arm arranged for influencing the platform in a third direction and including a third inner arm part rotatable about a third axis, a third outer arm part pivotally connected to the third inner arm part and to the platform, and a third actuator including a third drive shaft for actuating the third arm parts, wherein the rotation axes of the first, second and third inner arm parts are parallel,
a hollow part operatively connected to the third drive shaft via a transmission unit, and
a support member extending through said hollow part and arranged to rigidly support at least one of the first and second actuators, and the hollow part is arranged rotatable about the support member.

US Pat. No. 10,166,659

RATCHET WRENCH

Powagrip Industrial Co. L...

1. A ratchet wrench comprising:a main body having an operating rod and a head portion, and a height of the head portion being slightly higher than the operating rod to form a stepped portion therebetween; an operating hole penetrating through a central portion of the head portion, and a ratchet gear, which is operated by a switching unit, installed inside the operating hole; a surface of the stepped portion having a slot which is horizontally extended toward and communicated with the operating hole, and after moved into the slot, a locating unit configured to extend toward an interior of the operating hole through an engaging portion thereof; an upper surface of the head portion, having a vertical connecting hole which is located close to a first lateral edge of the main body and communicated with the slot, and a bolt, which is positioned on an upper surface of the operating rod, located close to a second lateral edge of the main body;
the locating unit comprising a first end and a second end, and a pivotal hole formed on the first end, and an elongated slot, which is formed at a bottom portion of the locating unit, located close to the second end; the engaging portion located at an edge of the locating unit between the first end and the second end, and a height of the engaging portion being smaller than other portions of the locating unit;
at least an accessory tool installed in the ratchet gear of the main body, and by turning the operating rod, the accessory tool configured to be driven by the ratchet gear to achieve operation; a peripheral groove located at an end of the accessory tool along an outer periphery thereof; and
a spring positioned inside the elongated slot of the locating unit, and the pivotal hole of the locating unit aligned with the connecting hole of the main body to allow a locating piece to penetrate through both of the pivotal hole and the connecting hole such that the locating unit pivotally connected on the main body and the engaging portion of the locating unit positioned inside the slot; the bolt, which is positioned into the elongated slot, configured to bear against an end of the spring such that the spring, which bears against the locating unit at another end thereof, configured to allow the engaging portion of the locating unit to extend toward the interior of the operating hole, thereby engaging with the peripheral groove of the accessory tool, and the accessory tool configured to be secured on the operating hole of the main body when operation.

US Pat. No. 10,166,382

DEVICE FOR BREAKING CANNULAS OF HEMATIC SACS OR SIMILAR, AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

DELCON SRL, Milan (IT)

1. Device for breaking cannulas of sacs comprising a breaking head, and replaceable means for positioning and breaking a cannula which can be driven by the breaking head, wherein said replaceable means are associated to a plurality of mobile breaking pegs, wherein said breaking head is configured to make an alternate backward and forward movement, along an arched or curvilinear segment, or along a linear segment, of said mobile breaking pegs, and wherein the replaceable means comprise at least two fixed contrast pegs, wherein the replaceable means includes a plurality of replaceable members, wherein at least the fixed contrast pegs and/or the mobile breaking pegs associated to at least one of said replaceable members are configured in a different way with respect to at least one other of said replaceable members,wherein each of the replaceable means includes a rotary carousel on which the mobile breaking pegs are disposed,
wherein the mobile breaking pegs are positionable and replaceable with respect to the rotary carousel and/or are positionable and replaceable with respect to the combination formed by the rotary carousel and the mobile breaking pegs,
wherein the rotary carousel has a lower part having a rapid connection portion configured to be inserted in a fork end of a connection element of a motor for kinematically connecting the motor to the replaceable means.

US Pat. No. 10,166,373

ELASTIC TIP FOR AN ADJUSTABLE LENGTH ANGIOPLASTY BALLOON SHEATH

Biosensors International ...

1. An angioplasty balloon catheter comprising an axially moveable retractable sheath and a distal tip attached to a distal end of the sheath,where a distal portion of the retractable sheath is positioned concentrically around an inflatable balloon; and
where the distal tip attached to the distal end of the sheath is an elastomeric plastic having a tensile strength of 41 MPa to 50 MPa, a flexural modulus of between 0.04-0.10 GPa (gigapascals) and a thickness of 140 microns to 191 microns,
wherein the distal tip is capable of returning to substantially its original shape after expansion and deflation of the balloon.

US Pat. No. 10,166,369

DEVICES AND METHOD FOR MAXILLARY SINUS LAVAGE

Acclarent, Inc., Irvine,...

1. A method for lavaging a maxillary sinus, said method comprising:(a) positioning a distal portion of a lavage catheter instrument in nasal anatomy of a patient, wherein the lavage catheter instrument comprises:
(i) an elongate shaft with a bend angle of between about 90 degrees and 140 degrees,
(ii) a distal irrigation tube in coaxial arrangement with said elongate shaft, the distal irrigation tube being coaxially surrounded by the elongate shaft, the distal irrigation tube having side irrigation holes and an atraumatic ball tip that blocks a distal end of the distal irrigation tube,
(ii) a handle comprising:
(A) a proximal end,
(B) a distal end, wherein the elongate shaft extends distally from the distal end, and
(C) an actuator, wherein the actuator is positioned between the proximal end of the handle and the distal end of the handle, and
(iv) a proximal portion comprising an irrigation luer and irrigation tubing, wherein the proximal portion extends proximally from the proximal end of the handle;
(b) connecting a fluid source to the irrigation catheter;
(c) with one hand, advancing the distal end of the irrigation tube into the maxillary sinus by sliding the actuator along the handle, wherein sliding the actuator along the handle comprises sliding the actuator from a proximal position to a distal position, wherein the proximal position is distal to the proximal end of the handle, wherein the distal position is proximal to the distal end of the handle; and
(d) delivering fluid to the maxillary sinus from the fluid source though the lavage catheter.

US Pat. No. 10,166,359

CONNECTOR FOR RESPIRATORY DUCTS

Intersurgical AG, Vaduz ...

1. A connector for connecting respiratory ducts together such that they are placed in fluid communication, the connector comprising:a first conduit having a female connector end; and
a second conduit having a male connector end adapted to be received within the female connector end of the first conduit such that the male and female connector ends overlap to provide a common conduit having an inner surface formed at least in part by the male connector end,
wherein the male connector end has a retaining formation which is adapted to abut a corresponding engagement formation on an overlapping portion of the female connector end so as to resist separation of the first and second conduits whilst permitting relative rotation thereof when connected,
and wherein the engagement formation comprises an annular recess on an inner surface of the female connector end shaped to accommodate the retaining formation with a close fit, and the inner surface of the overlapping portion of the female connector end comprises a plurality of depressions and raised portions in the regions between the depressions, the plurality of depressions and raised portions extending in a direction substantially parallel with an axis of the first conduit, the depressions leading into the annular recess.

US Pat. No. 10,166,349

FLOW REGULATING INHALER DEVICE

Syqe Medical Ltd., Tel-A...

1. A method of flushing drug residues from a conduit of an inhaler device, the device comprising at least a first conduit for conducting a carrier airflow which delivers at least one drug substance to a user, the method comprising:allowing air to be drawn into said first conduit during inhalation;
during a first time period within said inhalation, heating a drug dose to release said drug substance into said carrier airflow for delivering to said user, while regulating a rate of said carrier airflow according to a target profile;
during a second time period within said inhalation, after heating has terminated, allowing increased carrier airflow through said first conduit to flush drug residues from said first conduit:
wherein said drug residues are flushed via said first conduit into a mouth of said user.

US Pat. No. 10,166,347

CLOSURE ASSEMBLY FOR A MEDICAL DEVICE

1. A closure assembly for a medical device structured to provide an indication of tampering, said closure assembly comprising:an outer sleeve including an indicator window,
an end cap connected to said sleeve and movable there with, said end cap including an indicator shield,
a tip cap movably retained within said sleeve and including an indicator member removably connected to said tip cap,
said indicator member movable with said tip cap, within said outer sleeve, between at least a first retained position and a detached position,
said first retained position comprising said indicator member disposed in visually observable relation with said indicator window,
said first retained position further comprising said indicator member positioned in a visually obscuring relation to said indicator shield, relative to said indicator window,
said detached position comprising said indicator member removed from said tip cap, and
said detached position further comprising said indicator shield disposed in a viewable position within said outer sleeve, relative to said indicator window.

US Pat. No. 10,166,334

MEDICINE INJECTION APPARATUSES

Washington Biotech Corpor...

1. An apparatus forming a medicine injector, comprising:a barrel;
a receiving cavity within the barrel, the receiving cavity configured to receive a medicine ampule and needle assembly with an injection needle capable of being projected from the barrel to perform an injection;
a driver configured to operate within the barrel, the driver configured to move the needle into an injection position and dispense a medicine from the medicine ampule; and
a penetration controller configured to achieve a desired needle penetration depth when engaging the medicine ampule and needle assembly, the penetration controller comprising:
a control sleeve having flange lobes;
a spring located radially adjacent the control sleeve, wherein the control sleeve resides between the barrel and the spring in one cross section, and the spring includes at least one winding engaging the flange lobes; and
a cushion ring between the driver and the control sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,166,321

HIGH-FLOW PORT AND INFUSION NEEDLE SYSTEMS

AngioDynamics, Inc., Lat...

1. A multi-reservoir port system, comprising:a vascular access port, including:
a housing defining first and second reservoirs,
a first septum mounted within the housing sealing the first reservoir, the first septum comprising an elastomeric material having a first septum first layer having a first durometer and a first septum second layer having a second durometer, the first septum second layer being encapsulated on all sides by the first septum first layer,
a second septum mounted within the housing sealing the second reservoir, the second septum comprising an elastomeric material having a second septum first layer having a first durometer and a second septum second layer having a second durometer, the second septum second layer being encapsulated on all sides by the second septum first layer,
an inlet stem having an inlet lumen in fluid communication with the first reservoir, and
an outlet stem having an outlet lumen in fluid communication with the second reservoir; and
a dual-lumen catheter having a proximal end, a distal end, and first and second lumens extending therebetween;
wherein the inlet stem is dimensioned to receive the first lumen at the proximal end of the catheter; and
wherein the outlet stem is dimensioned to receive the second lumen at the proximal end of the catheter.

US Pat. No. 10,166,236

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS COMPRISING SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLO[5,1-C]PYRIDO[4,3-E][1,2,4]TRIAZINES FOR TREATING LYSOSOMAL STORAGE DISORDERS

Perlara PBC, South San F...

1. A method for treating a lysosomal storage disorder in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient and a compound of Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1 is —(C2-C6 alkylidene)-NR6R7, —(C2-C6 alkylidene)-X1—(C2-C6 alkylidene)-NR6R7, or —(C3-C6 cycloalkylidene)-NR6R7, each of which is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, halogen, —OH, alkoxy, —NO2, amino, —CN, —COOH, —COOR8, and amido;
R2, R3, R4, and R5 are independently selected from H, halogen, —CN, amino, —NO2, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, alkoxy, —(C1-C6 alkylidene)-X2—(C1-C6 alkyl), aryl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, heteroarylalkyl, and heterocyclylalkyl, wherein the amino, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, alkoxy, —(C1-C6 alkylidene)-X2—(C1-C6 alkyl), aryl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, heteroarylalkyl, and heterocyclylalkyl are optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, halogen, —OH, -alkoxy, —NO2, amino, —CN, —COOH, —COOR9, and amido;
X1 and X2 are independently selected from null, —O—, —S—, —SO2—, —(C?O)—, —N(R11)—, and —C(O)N(R12)—;
R6 and R7 are independently selected from H, C1-C6 alkyl, and C3-C6 cycloalkyl; or R6, R7, and the nitrogen to which they are attached join together to form a heterocyclic ring;
R8 and R9 are independently selected from H, C1-C6 alkyl, and C3-C6 cycloalkyl; and
R11 and R12 are independently selected from H, C1-C6 alkyl, and C3-C6 cycloalkyl, wherein the C1-C6 alkyl and C3-C6 cycloalkyl are optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen, —OH, amino, alkoxy, —CN, and —NO2;
and wherein the lysosomal storage disorder is Niemann Pick type A disease, Niemann Pick type C disease, Gaucher type 1 disease, or Gaucher type 2 disease.

US Pat. No. 10,166,185

EXCIPIENT AND ORAL SOLID DOSAGE FORMS FOR OILY DRUGS

1. An excipient composition, consisting of microcrystalline cellulose and silicate-based adsorbent carrier selected from the group consisting of a magnesium aluminometasilicate, a granular hydrophilic fumed silica, and a mixture thereof, and optionally a colloidal silicon dioxide, wherein the amount of silicate-based adsorbant carrier is from about 10% to about 35% by weight of the excipient composition.

US Pat. No. 10,166,169

CHEST COMPRESSION DEVICE

ZOLL Circulation, Inc., ...

1. A device for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a patient comprising:a backboard;
a support frame having two legs secured to the backboard, the two legs supporting a compression unit apposing the backboard;
a motor enclosed within the compression unit;
a piston having a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end of the piston operably coupled to the motor and the motor configured to extend the piston distally and withdraw the piston proximally relative to the compression unit, the compression unit secured to the support frame with the piston apposing the backboard;
two resilient members, each resilient member having a first end and a second end, the first end of each resilient member operably secured to the piston, the second end of each resilient member operably secured to one of the two legs, such that extension of the piston causes each resilient member to form an arch suitable to apply lateral force to the patient's chest.

US Pat. No. 10,166,153

PANT-TYPE ABSORBENT ARTICLE

ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH...

1. A pant-type absorbent article comprising a front portion, a back portion and a crotch portion, wherein lateral side portions of the front portion and back portion are superposed so that their inner surfaces face each other and are joined to each other along side seams to define a waist opening and a pair of leg openings of said pant-type article, and wherein at least part of, including said lateral side portions, of said front portion and said back portion comprises an elastic laminate, said elastic laminate comprising first and second fibrous layers and an elastic film layer located there between, wherein said first fibrous layer of said elastic laminate forming the inner wearer-facing side of the elastic laminate has a basis weight of between 13 and 30 g/m2 and wherein the basis weight of the first fibrous layer is between 10 and 300% higher than the basis weight of the second fibrous layer of the elastic laminate, wherein the first fibrous layers face each other along said side seams.

US Pat. No. 10,166,146

EAR MEDICATION DISPENSER WITH SENSOR

1. A device for dispensing medication to the tympanic membrane of the ear, said device comprising a tympanic membrane sensor which identifies the tympanic membrane by infrared detection, a means to notify a user when the sensor identifies the tympanic membrane, and a medication dispenser adapted to be inserted into the ear canal to a distance at which the tympanic membrane is identified by the tympanic membrane sensor, wherein medication is automatically dispensed from the medication dispenser at said distance.

US Pat. No. 10,166,144

CATARACT POSTERIOR/WEDGE CHOPPER

Michael Jerome Designs, L...

1. A chopper apparatus for performing a cataract surgery, the apparatus comprising:a chopping member that is elongated and bent near a distal end of the chopping member, the chopping member comprising:
a wedge portion comprising a bend in the chopping member,
an arm portion extending proximally from a first side of the wedge portion of the chopping member, the arm portion terminating in a handle portion configured to be held by a user when performing the cataract surgery on a patient,
a forearm portion extending proximally from a second side of the wedge portion of the chopping member, the forearm terminating at the distal end of the chopping member, the distal end being configured to be placed into an eye of the patient by the user when performing the cataract surgery,
a wedge paddle formed at the wedge portion of the chopping member, the wedge paddle extending laterally on either side of the chopping member to form a scoop design for scooping a cataract in the eye of the patient,
wherein the wedge paddle extends along the forearm portion of the chopping member to the distal end of the chopping member, the wedge paddle increasing a surface area of the forearm portion, and
wherein the bend of the wedge portion comprises an angle of 110 degrees or less between the arm portion and the forearm portion of the chopping member.

US Pat. No. 10,166,139

DEVICE ENABLING FLOW OF FOOD BOLUS BETWEEN TWO STOMAS

CENTRE HOSPITALIER REGION...

1. A device enabling food bolus flow between an upstream stoma and a downstream stoma, said device comprising a pump having an entry opening and an exit opening, said pump configured for sucking a food bolus through said entry opening and releasing it through said exit opening, wherein said device further comprises:a first base onto which a food bolus collector is mounted, said first base having a first surface adapted for being fixed in a watertight manner to skin of a patient's abdomen, said base further having a second surface comprising said food bolus collector and at least one passage provided within said first base and opening into said food bolus collector;
a second base onto which the food bolus collector is mounted, said second base having a first surface adapted for being fixed in a watertight manner to the patient's skin, said second base further having a second surface comprising said food bolus collector and at least one passage provided within said second base and opening into said food bolus collector;
said pump being able to be activated by a user from the outside of said patient's body and suitable for being mounted on the patient's abdomen, in such a manner that once said device is mounted onto said patient's abdomen, food bolus flow can circulate from said upstream stoma to said downstream stoma outside of said patient's body.

US Pat. No. 10,166,099

ARTIFICIAL HEART VALVE ANNULOPLASTY RING

KINGSTRONBIO (CHANGSHU) C...

1. An artificial heart valve annuloplasty ring, comprising an outer layer and an annular main body integrally formed from multiple ring sections, the outer layer being a fiber fabric layer covering the outside of the annular main body, wherein the annular main body comprises a tube with a solid tube wall that is provided with a slotted structure capable of adjusting rigidity of the annuloplasty ring, the slotted structure comprises helical slots formed along the circumference of the tube, and the helical slots have a double-helical or a multi-helical structure.

US Pat. No. 10,166,073

CONTROL DATA GENERATION FOR THE EYE-SURGICAL TREATMENT OF DEFECTIVE VISION

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. A method for generating control data, which are adapted to control a laser device emitting laser radiation for surgically correcting defective vision of an eye by surgically altering a shape of an optical component of the eye, the method comprising:specifying a cutting surface, which is curved, has a vertex and a border and which is to be produced in the eye by application of the laser radiation from the laser device to the optical component of the eye for correcting a defective vision;
defining at least one path curve for the control data, along which a focus of the laser radiation is to be shifted by controlling the laser device according to the control data;
selecting the at least one path curve such that at least one path curve lies in the cutting surface or within a tolerance zone around the cutting surface;
further comprising, for the selection of the at least one path curve:
defining a reference plane which is at a predetermined angle to a direction of incidence of the laser radiation and defining various shifting positions between the vertex and the border of the cutting surface for the reference plane;
defining, for each shifting position several axes or semi-axes, which lie in the reference plane, are not parallel to each other and which, when viewed in a projection along a direction of incidence, in the case of axes, intersect and in the case of semi-axes, have at least one common point;
determining, for each shifting position of the reference plane, intersection points of the axes or semi-axes with the cutting surface; and
wherein the at least one path curve is fixed in that the intersection points are connected.

US Pat. No. 10,166,072

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING AN EFFECT USING MICROWAVE ENERGY TO SPECIFIED TISSUE

MIRADRY, INC., Santa Cla...

2. A method of creating a tissue effect in a target tissue layer, comprising the steps of:irradiating the target tissue layer and a first tissue layer through a skin surface with electromagnetic energy having predetermined frequency and electric field characteristics, wherein the first tissue layer is above the target tissue layer, the first tissue layer being adjacent to a surface of the skin; and
generating a power loss density profile, wherein the power loss density profile has a peak power loss density in a region of the target tissue layer.

US Pat. No. 10,166,068

APPARATUS AND METHODS TO MODULATE BLADDER FUNCTION

Amphora Medical, Inc., M...

1. A method of treating a bladder condition, the method comprising:a) inserting into a bladder a distal portion of an elongate ablation body defining a suction lumen and a pair of needle electrode ports;
b) drawing suction through the suction lumen and a plurality of suction ports defined in a face of the distal portion that is offset from and parallel to a central longitudinal axis at a center of the elongate ablation body, wherein the plurality of suction ports are positioned along a first side of the central longitudinal axis and face toward the central longitudinal axis, and said drawing suction causes the face of the distal portion to engage a mucosa surface of targeted bladder wall tissue within a trigone of the bladder;
c) extending a pair of electrode needles in a distal direction through the pair of needle electrode ports positioned along a second side of the central longitudinal axis that is opposite from the first side of the central longitudinal axis such that the plurality of suction ports face toward the central longitudinal axis and the pair of needle electrodes while the pair of needle electrodes penetrate into the targeted bladder wall tissue and extend generally parallel to the face of the distal portion engaging the mucosa surface of the targeted bladder wall tissue;
d) denervating said targeted bladder wall tissue within the trigone of the bladder using said pair of electrode needles;
e) relocating said pair of electrode needles to a next targeted location within the trigone of the bladder;
f) denervating said next targeted location with said pair of electrode needles; and
g) repeating steps b) through f) until regions of denervated tissue and untreated tissue are created in the bladder.

US Pat. No. 10,166,059

TREATMENT INSTRUMENT

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A treatment instrument comprising:a sheath that defines a longitudinal axis by a distal end and a proximal end;
a first treatment section that includes:
a first body including a first contact surface having conductivity, the first body crossing the longitudinal axis and being configured to contact a living tissue, and the first body having a first electrical insulation section having electrical insulation properties, and
a second body including a second contact surface opposed to the first contact surface on a proximal side with respect to the first contact surface and configured to contact the living tissue,
the first treatment section being configured to apply energy to the living tissue held between the first contact surface and the second contact surface to coagulate the living tissue;
a movement mechanism that is configured to move at least one of the first body and the second body along the longitudinal axis, to switch between:
a closed position in which the first contact surface and the second contact surface are close to each other, and
an opened position in which the first contact surface and the second contact surface are distant from each other; and
a second treatment section that has conductivity, the second treatment section projecting from a back surface of the first contact surface of the first body and extending along the longitudinal axis, and the second treatment section being configured to apply energy to the living tissue to incise or separate the living tissue,
wherein the first electrical insulation section is provided between the first contact surface and the second treatment section.

US Pat. No. 10,166,033

IMPLANTS FOR BONE FIXATION OR FUSION

SI-Bone Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A method of implanting a curved implant across a joint or fracture between a first bone segment and a second bone segment, the method comprising:forming a curved insertion path from the first bone segment, across the joint or fracture between the first bone segment and the second bone segment, and to the second bone segment, wherein the curved insertion path has a predetermined radius of curvature along its length;
inserting a curved guidewire along the curved insertion path;
disposing a drill bit over the curved guidewire;
drilling a curved bore along the curved guidewire;
disposing a broach over the curved guidewire;
shaping the curved bore with the broach to form the insertion path; and
inserting a curved implant having a matching radius of curvature into the curved insertion path and into the first bone segment, across the joint or fracture, and into the second bone segment.

US Pat. No. 10,166,002

ULTRASONIC BONE MOTION TRACKING SYSTEM

OMNIlife science, Inc., ...

1. A computerized bone motion tracking system for non-invasively tracking a bone of a subject in three-dimensional space comprising:a 3D or 4D volumetric ultrasound imaging transducer comprising a 2D array of transducer elements configured to capture 3D image pixel volumes in real-time, wherein the 3D or 4D volumetric ultrasound imaging transducer is further configured to
(a) capture a first reference image volume I0 of a bone surface at an initial time t0,
and
(b) capture a second image volume I1 of the bone surface at a second time t1,
a three-dimensional position measuring device configured to measure a three-dimensional position of the 3D or 4D volumetric ultrasound imaging transducer at the times t0 and t1 and associating each position with the corresponding image volumes I0 and I1; and
a computer configured to
determine an initial position of the bone using the first reference image volume I0,
search for a relative position of image volumes I0 and I1 for which overlapping portions of the image volumes of I0 and I1 are closest aligned to one another and define this position as a best-match position, wherein the search is limited to a region of interest that includes pixels representing the bone surface in at least one of the first reference image volume and the second image volume, wherein the region of interest is a subset of each of the image volumes I0 and I1 and is selected by real-time segmentation,
determine a 3D transformation between the first reference image volume and the second image volume that corresponds to the best-match position, and
display the imaged bone surface on a display and show movements thereof in real-time.

US Pat. No. 10,166,000

RADIOGRAPHIC APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A ceiling mounted X-ray device that generates radiographic images, the device comprising:a capturing device to generate X-rays and to radiate the X-rays toward a subject to capture an image of the subject, the capturing device including an X-ray irradiator to generate and radiate the X-rays towards the subject;
a pair of guide rails arranged at a predetermined angle in which a first guide rail is slidable and a second guide rail is configured to be mounted to a ceiling;
a carriage having the capturing device disposed thereon and being moveable along the second guide rail;
a first drive device arranged to move the first slidable guide rail of the pair of guide rails;
a second drive device arranged to rotate the X-ray irradiator about an axis orthogonal to the ceiling and proceeding through the carriage;
a controller communicatively coupled to the ceiling x-ray device to control an X-ray position and an X-ray irradiation direction of the capturing device;
a manipulation device detachably mounted to the capturing device to allow an input of commands to control the capturing device; and
a wireless interface to control the capturing device when the manipulation device is detached from the capturing device,
wherein the manipulation device includes a first wired connection unit, a first wireless connection unit and a battery unit.

US Pat. No. 10,165,984

CONFIGURABLE VITAL SIGNS SYSTEM

WELCH ALLYN, INC., Skane...

1. A system, comprising:an inflatable cuff configured to be disposed around a limb of a patient, and to transition a vessel within the limb from unoccluded to at least partially occluded upon inflation; and
a controller configured to determine an estimate of a hemodynamic parameter of the patient based at least in part on one or more measurements performed while transitioning the vessel, with the cuff, from unoccluded to at least partially occluded, wherein
performing the one or more measurements includes determining an initial value comprising one of a cuff pressure, cuff volume, blood pressure, heart rate, SpO2, or temperature value, and wherein determining the estimate of the hemodynamic parameter includes:
determining, with the controller, a difference between the initial value and a baseline associated with the initial value,
replacing the baseline with the initial value, in a memory associated with the controller, if the difference is outside of a predetermined range,
determining the estimate of the hemodynamic parameter based on values determined during the one or more measurements, and
outputting the estimate of the hemodynamic parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,165,923

FLOOR SQUEEGEE

PRO PAINT GEAR INC., Bri...

1. A squeegee, comprising:an elongate frame section, an elongate handle connected to said elongate frame section such that said elongate frame section is generally perpendicular to said elongate handle, said elongate frame section including a preset number of internally threaded blind locator holes each having a raised boss;
an elongate flexible squeegee blade section including a first elongate section and a preset number of locator holes each extending therethrough to receive a corresponding raised boss of said elongate frame section, said elongate flexible squeegee blade section including a second elongate section protruding from and being integrally formed with said first elongate section and inclined at an angle with respect to said first elongate section in a range from greater than 0° to less than 90°;
an elongate clamp section having a preset number of locator holes each extending therethrough to receive, a corresponding raised boss of said elongate frame section and further comprising a raised lip disposed around each of said preset number of locator holes and a preset number of threaded fasteners, each of said preset number of threaded fasteners being threaded to be threadably received in an associated internally threaded blind locator hole and each threaded fastener including a flange section configured to contact said raised lip;
wherein threaded sections of each of said threaded fasteners are sealed internally in an associated internally threaded blind locator hole and are not exposed when the squeegee is assembled; and
wherein when assembled said second elongate section contacts a floor or other surface when in operation.

US Pat. No. 10,165,915

HAND CARRYABLE SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:(a) an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet;
(b) a suction motor provided in the air flow path; and,
(c) a cyclone chamber provided in the air flow path, the cyclone chamber having a cyclone air inlet, a cyclone air outlet, an outlet end, a longitudinally spaced apart opposed end and a screen assembly, the cyclone air inlet having an outlet port that extends a cyclone outlet port length in the longitudinal direction, the cyclone air outlet is provided at the outlet end of the cyclone chamber,
wherein the screen assembly comprises an outlet section, a longitudinally spaced apart distal section and a longitudinally extending porous section and the distal section is non-porous and has a distal section length,
and wherein the outlet section comprises a non-porous member extending longitudinally inwardly an outlet section length from an outlet end of the outlet section, which is located at the outlet end of the cyclone chamber, to a longitudinally inwardly positioned inlet end of the outlet section,
and wherein the outlet end of the outlet section overlies the cyclone air outlet, the porous section extends longitudinally inwardly from an outlet end of the porous section that is located at the inlet end of the outlet section,
and wherein the outlet section length is at least as long as the cyclone outlet port length.

US Pat. No. 10,165,914

HAND CARRYABLE SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end, a rear end, an upper end, a lower end and a handle, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air flow passage extending from an air inlet to a clean air outlet;
(b) an air treatment member downstream of the air inlet;
(c) a pre-motor filter downstream from the air treatment member;
(d) a suction motor and fan assembly that is positioned downstream of the pre-motor filter and in the upper end of the hand vacuum cleaner, the suction motor and fan assembly having a central axis of rotation; and,
(e) a post motor filter positioned downstream of the suction motor and fan assembly and in the lower end of the hand vacuum cleaner,wherein the clean air outlet is positioned below the suction motor and fan assembly whereby air travels downwardly from the suction motor and fan assembly and through the post motor filter to the clean air outlet, andwherein the central axis of rotation is oriented upwardly, the suction motor and fan assembly has a lower air inlet whereby air exits an upper end of the suction motor and fan assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,165,913

HAND CARRYABLE SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end, a rear end, and upper end and a lower end, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air inlet;
(b) an air treatment member downstream of the air inlet, the air treatment member having an upper air outlet;
(c) a handle provided at the rear end of the hand vacuum cleaner, the handle having a hand grip portion that extends upwardly and forwardly;
(d) an energy storage member positioned above and overlying the hand grip portion;
(e) a suction motor and fan assembly that is positioned forward of the hand grip portion; and,
(f) a clean air outlet positioned rearward of the suction motor and fan assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,165,912

SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:a) a surface cleaning head having a first dirty fluid inlet;
b) an upright section moveably mounted to the surface cleaning head between an storage position and a reclined in use position;
c) a portable cleaning unit removably mounted to the upright section and comprising at least one air treatment member, a first energy storage member and a portable cleaning unit suction motor; and,
d) a fluid flow path extending from the first dirty fluid inlet to the portable cleaning unit,
wherein at least one of the surface cleaning head, the upright section and the portable cleaning unit is connectable to an external source of power, the portable cleaning unit suction motor is operable on power provided by the first energy storage member when removed from the upright section and is operable on power provided by the external source of power when mounted to the upright section.

US Pat. No. 10,165,908

HAND DRYER WITH REDUCED AIR-INTAKE NOISE

HOKWANG INDUSTRIES CO., L...

1. A hand dryer with reduced air-intake noise, comprising:a housing, including an accommodating space and a plurality of narrow air inlets connecting the accommodating space and an outside of the housing, and the housing defines an air intake surface that faces the accommodating space and on which the plurality of narrow air inlets are provided;
a flow-guide plate disposed inside the accommodating space and assembled, corresponding to the air intake surface with the housing, the flow-guide plate being not in contact with the air intake surface, and the flow-guide plate including a plurality of narrow air guide holes; and
an air supply module disposed inside the accommodating space, comprising a blower that extracts the air inside the accommodating space to generate a drying air flow after being started and an air-guide piece that is connected to the blower to receive the drying air flow and includes an end exposed from the housing; and
wherein the hand dryer includes an air intake path that enables, after the blower is started, the air sequentially flows from the outside of the housing to enter the blower through the plurality of narrow air inlets and the plurality of narrow air guide holes.

US Pat. No. 10,165,852

TEETH CLEANING IMPLEMENT

1. A teeth cleaning implement, comprising:a hollow, frangible body, having an outer surface and an interior;
a plurality of bristle bundles attached to said outer surface and extending outwardly therefrom;
a plurality of pores disposed about said body, capable of providing fluid communication between an environment and said interior;
a port located on said outer surface, capable of providing fluid communication with said interior; and,
a plug removably insertable into said port;
wherein said interior is capable of receiving an amount of a substance therein.
US Pat. No. 10,166,137

HIGH BARRIER ELASTOMER FECAL CATHETER OR OSTOMY POUCH

CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. A fecal catheter comprising an odor barrier material comprising:i) a thermoplastic elastomer selected from the group consisting of a styrenic block copolymer, a thermoplastic vulcanizate, or a polyolefin elastomer;
ii) an odor barrier modifier selected from polyisobutene, polybutene, or an organoclay; and
iii) at least 0.1% antiblocking agent selected from the group consisting of essentially inorganic fillers, including silica, talc, clay, and mica; and
wherein the antiblocking agent imparts an interior rough surface having an arithmetic mean surface roughness (Ra) not less than 0.1 ?m, wherein the fecal catheter is non-blocking upon folding and packaging.
US Pat. No. 10,167,452

VIRAL PURIFICATION METHODS

Oncolytics Biotech Inc., ...

1. A method of producing reovirus from a culture of cells, comprising the steps of:(a) providing a culture of cells which has been infected by the reovirus in culture;
(b) extracting the reovirus from the culture of cells by adding a detergent to the culture of cells and incubating for a period of time to result in a cell lysate;
(c) separating cell debris from the reovirus in the cell lysate; and
(d) collecting the reovirus,provided that after infection by the reovirus and before extraction of the reovirus, the cells are not pelleted or resuspended.
US Pat. No. 10,167,479

AGROBACTERIUM STRAINS FOR PLANT TRANSFORMATION

TEMASEK LIFE SCIENCES LAB...

1. Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain AGL2 deposited with the American Type Culture Collection under Accession Number PTA 10447.
US Pat. No. 10,166,227

BROMODOMAIN AND EXTRA-TERMINAL PROTEIN INHIBITOR COMBINATION THERAPY

CELGENE QUANTICEL RESEARC...

1. A method for treating cancer or neoplastic disease comprising administering to a human patient a therapeutically effective amount of at least one bromodomain and extra-terminal protein (BET) inhibitor, and a therapeutically effective amount of at least one chemotherapeutic agent that does not directly inhibit BET, wherein the BET inhibitor is 4-[2-(cyclopropylmethoxy)-5-methylsulfonylphenyl]-2-methylisoquinolin-1-one or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and the chemotherapeutic agent is selected from the group consisting of temozolomide, romidepsin, and protein-bound paclitaxel.
US Pat. No. 10,167,526

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PREDICTING WHETHER A SUBJECT HAS A CERVICAL INTRAEPITHELIAL NEOPLASIA (CIN) LESION FROM A SUSPENSION SAMPLE OF CERVICAL CELLS

IncellDx, Inc., San Carl...

1. A method comprising:(a) receiving a cell suspension sample of cervical cells, comprising endocervical cells and ectocervical cells;
(b) fixing and permeabilizing the cervical cells of the sample;
(c) contacting the fixed and permeabilized cervical cells with a fluorescent DNA-staining reagent and fluorescent probes for HPV E6 and E7 mRNA to produce a labeled sample of cervical cells; and
(d) flow-cytometrically assaying the labeled sample of cervical cells on a flow cytometer to obtain at least:
i) a nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio of the cervical cells based on the fluorescent DNA-staining reagent,
ii) a quantification of HPV E6 and E7 mRNA expression of the cervical cells based on the fluorescent probes, and
iii) a cell cycle identification of the cervical cells based on the fluorescent DNA-staining reagent; and
(e) obtaining from the flow cytometer a determination, based on the nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio, the quantification of HPV E6 and E7 mRNA and the cell cycle identification, of whether a cell of a CIN lesion is present in the sample.
US Pat. No. 10,166,257

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCTION OF TUMOR INFILTRATING LYMPHOCYTES AND USES OF SAME IN IMMUNOTHERAPY

IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUTICS, ...

1. A method for treating a subject with cancer, the method comprising administering expanded tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) comprising:(a) obtaining a first population of TILs from a tumor resected from a subject by processing a tumor sample obtained from the subject into multiple tumor fragments;
(b) adding the tumor fragments into a closed system;
(c) performing a first expansion by culturing the first population of TILs in a cell culture medium comprising IL-2 to produce a second population of TILs, wherein the first expansion is performed in a closed container providing a first gas-permeable surface area, wherein the first expansion is performed for about 3-11 days to obtain the second population of TILs, wherein the second population of TILs is at least 50-fold greater in number than the first population of TILs, and wherein the transition from step (b) to step (c) occurs without opening the system;
(d) performing a second expansion by supplementing the cell culture medium of the second population of TILs with additional IL-2, OKT-3, and antigen presenting cells (APCs), to produce a third population of TILs, wherein the second expansion is performed for about 7-11 days to obtain the third population of TILs, wherein the third population of TILs is a therapeutic population of TILs which comprises an increased subpopulation of effector T cells and/or central memory T cells relative to the second population of TILs, wherein the second expansion is performed in a closed container providing a second gas-permeable surface area, and wherein the transition from step (c) to step (d) occurs without opening the system;
(e) harvesting the therapeutic population of TILs obtained from step (d), wherein the transition from step (d) to step (e) occurs without opening the system;
(f) transferring the harvested TIL population from step (e) to an infusion bag, wherein the transfer from step (e) to (f) occurs without opening the system;
(g) cryopreserving the infusion bag comprising the harvested TIL population from step (f) using a cryopreservation process; and
(h) administering a therapeutically effective dosage of the third population of TILs from the infusion bag in step (g) to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,165,751

CANOLA INBRED LINE G30853A

Agrigenetics, Inc., Indi...

1. A seed of canola cultivar designated G30853A, wherein a representative sample of seed of said cultivar was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-122718.
US Pat. No. 10,167,291

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING A CRYSTAL FORM OF (S)-4-(8-AMINO-3-(1-(BUT-2-YNOYL) PYRROLIDIN-2-YL)IMIDAZO[1,5-A]PYRAZIN-1-YL)-N-(PYRIDIN-2-YL)BENZAMIDE

Acerta Pharma B.V., Oss ...

1. A solid pharmaceutical composition comprising at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient and 95-105 mg of a crystal form of (S)-4-(8-amino-3-(1-(but-2-ynoyl)pyrrolidin-2-yl)imidazo[1,5-a]pyrazin-1-yl)-N-(pyridin-2-yl)benzamide characterized by a reflection X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising peaks at 6.4° ±0.2° 2?, 8.6°±0.2° 2?, 10.5° ±0.2° 2?, 11.6° ±0.2° 2? and 15.7° ±0.2° 2?.
US Pat. No. 10,166,270

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR AFFECTING CYTOKINES AND NF-?B

Zivo Bioscience, Inc., K...

1. A method of treating inflammation in a subject in need thereof; the method comprising administering to said subject an effective amount of phyto-percolate derived from culturing microorganisms of ATCC Deposit #PTA-5863 wherein the inflammation is treated by the phyto-percolate up regulating anti-inflammatory cytokines while down regulating pro-inflammatory cytokines.
US Pat. No. 10,166,530

USE OF CERTAIN TRANSITION METAL HYPERACCUMULATOR PLANTS FOR REDUCING ORGANIC COMPOUNDS IN A GREEN MANNER

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. A process for the reduction of an organic compound, comprising the following steps:a) preparing a metal catalyst comprising less than 2% by weight of carbon, and nickel in the form Ni(0), Ni(II) or a mixture of Ni(0) and Ni(II); said step a) comprising:
i) calcinating a plant or part of a plant that has accumulated nickel, comprising Ni(II) in a quantity at least equal to 100 ppm of dehydrated plant, said plant being selected from the group consisting of Adiantum, Agatea, Alyssum, Arenaria, Argophyllum, Baloghia, Berkheya, Blepharis, Bornmuellera, Brackenridgea, Buxus, Campanula, Cardamine, Casearia, Chromolaena, Chrysanthemum, Cleidion, Cnidoscolus, Cochlearia, Dicoma, Dichapetalum, Esterhazya, Euphorbia, Geissois, Glochidion, Heliotropium, Homalium, Hybanthus, Indigofera, Juncus, Justicia, Knema, Lasiochlamys, Leucanthemopsis, Leucocroton, Linaria, Lophostachys, Luzula, Merremia, Minuartia, Mitracarpus, Myristica, Noccaea, Oncotheca, Pancheria, Pearsonia, Peltaria, Phyllanthus, Planchonella, Psychotria, Pcynandra, Rhus, Rinorea, Ruellia, Saxifraga, Sebertia, Senecio, Shorea, Solidago, Stachys, Stackhousia, Streptanthus, Thlaspi, Trichospermum, Trifolium, Trisetum, Turnera, Vellozia, Walsura, Xylosma, Garcinia, Mosiera, Ouratea, Psidium, Senecio, Rondeletia, Ariadne and Phyllomelia, and obtaining ashes from the calcination;
ii) treating the ashes obtained at the end of step ii) with an organic acid selected from the group consisting of formic acid, oxalic acid and phosphinic acid, and obtaining a product from the acid treatment;
iii) heating treating the product obtained at the end of step ii) and obtaining a metal catalyst comprising Ni(0), the Ni metal of which originating only from said plant or part of plant listed in step i); and
b) reducing an organic compound in the presence of a hydrogen donor, and in the presence of the metal catalyst obtained from step a),
wherein the organic compound comprises one or more functions selected from the group consisting of aldehyde, ketone, imine functions and conjugated carbon-carbon bonds; and
wherein the hydrogen donor is selected from the group consisting of an alcohol, a carbohydrate reducing agent, formic acid or a formic acid salt, a cycloalkene, an unsaturated heterocycle, phosphinic acid and a saline hydrophosphite.
US Pat. No. 10,166,281

METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR MODULATING IMMUNE RESPONSE

VLP Therapeutics, LLC, W...

1. A method for modulating an immune response against a cancer, wherein said method comprises administering, to a subject with a cancer, an effective amount of a composition comprising an alphavirus virus like particle, wherein said alphavirus virus like particle does not contain a heterologous antigen.
US Pat. No. 10,167,317

IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST SEVERAL TUMORS OF THE BLOOD, IN PARTICULAR CHRONIC LYMPHOID LEUKEMIA (CLL)

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method of eliciting an immune response in a patient who has cancer, comprising administering to said patient a population of activated T cells that selectively recognize cells, which present a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 167, wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), adrenal gland adrenal cortical adenoma, bone giant cell tumor of bone, bone non-ossifying fibroma, breast carcinoma, colon adenocarcinoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, endometrium adenocarcinoma endometrioid, kidney angiomyolipoma, kidney carcinoma, kidney oncocytoma, liver focal nodular hyperplasia, liver hepatocellular carcinoma, lymph node Hodgkin's disease, lymph node papillary carcinoma of thyroid, medullary carcinoma of thyroid origin, metastatic adenocarcinoma of stomach, neurofibroma, ovary thecoma fibroma, pancreas adenocarcinoma, pancreas microcystic adenoma, parathyroid gland adenoma, rectum adenocarcinoma, skin squamous cell carcinoma, spleen chronic myeloid leukemia, stomach gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), thyroid gland nodular hyperplasia, thyroid gland papillary carcinoma, and uterine cervix squamous cell carcinoma.

US Pat. No. 10,172,234

WIRED CIRCUIT BOARD

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A wired circuit board comprising:a first insulating layer;
a first conductive pattern provided on the first insulating layer;
a second insulating layer provided on the first insulating layer and covering the first conductive pattern; and
a second conductive pattern provided on a top face in a thickness direction of the second insulating layer,
wherein the top face of the second insulating layer includes an inclined face and a flat face,
wherein the inclined face swells from the flat face so as to correspond to a ridgeline of the first conductive pattern,
wherein the second conductive pattern is provided on the flat face and is offset from the first conductive pattern and the inclined face when projected in the thickness direction of the second insulating layer,
wherein an interval between the second conductive pattern and the first conductive pattern is in a range of 1 ?m to 300 ?m when viewed in a plan view,
wherein the inclined face and the flat face form an angle therebetween, and form a supplementary angle y to the angle formed by the inclined face and the flat face, and
wherein the supplementary angle y to the angle formed by the inclined face and the flat face is more than 0 degree and 20 degrees or less.

US Pat. No. 10,172,202

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTROLLING A LED UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A circuit arrangement for controlling the brightness of at least one LED unit, the circuit arrangement comprising:an input for receiving a phase-cut operating voltage having an amplitude from a power supply;
a signal processor, connected with said input and adapted to provide a dimming signal for said at least one LED unit from said phase-cut operating voltage, said signal processor being configured to operate at least in a noise suppression mode and a dimming mode; and
a control device, connected with said signal processor and configured to set the mode of said signal processor in dependence of the variation in said phase-cut operating voltage, and to determine said variation by comparing said amplitude of said phase-cut operating voltage with a reference signal to determine whether the amplitude of said phase-cut operating voltage exceeds a predetermined threshold value, wherein said control device comprises a switchable control circuit comprising a resistor in series with a diode arrangement of two parallel connected opposing diodes, to provide an alternative current path through the resistor so that a cut-off frequency of the signal processor is set to a second cut-off frequency;
wherein said reference signal corresponds to said dimming signal,
wherein the predetermined threshold value is at least as high as a forward voltage of one of the opposing diodes.

US Pat. No. 10,172,185

SELECTIVE HEATING OF VEHICLE SIDE WINDOW

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method, comprising:generating more heat with a heating element to heat a side window of a vehicle when the side window is in a first position than when the side window is in a second position where the side window is more open than the first position; and
waking a control module that commands the generating during a key off cycle and waking the control module again during the same key off cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,172,181

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING SIGNALS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for configuring a connection by a terminal, the method comprising:receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message from a base station;
determining that semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) and transmission time interval (TTI) bundling are simultaneously to be configured based on the RRC message;
when the SPS and the TTI bundling are simultaneously to be configured, determining that dual connectivity is to be configured;
when the dual connectivity is to be configured, determining that the TTI bundling is to be configured for a primary serving cell (PCell) of a master cell group (MCG) and the SPS is to be configured for a primary secondary serving cell (PSCell) of a secondary cell group (SCG); and
when the TTI bundling is to be configured for the PCell of the MCG and the SPS is to be configured for the PSCell of the SCG, configuring an RRC connection based on the RRC message.

US Pat. No. 10,172,170

METHOD FOR CHANGING ASSOCIATION ID IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of changing association identification (AID) of a first station performing a direct communication with a second station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the first station to an access point (AP), a switch request frame for requesting a new AID when a traffic pattern of the first station changes,
wherein a group consisting of stations having a same listen interval is distinguished by the AID,
wherein a listen interval of the first station and a group, to which the first station is associated, are changed when the traffic pattern of the first station changes,
wherein the AID of the first station is updated based on the change in listen interval of the first station and the change in the group of the first station,
wherein the first station and the second station have an established direct link, and
wherein the direct link is established based on a tunneled direct link setup;
receiving, by the first station from the AP, a switch response frame containing new AID information which is newly assigned to the first station and the second station,
transmitting, by the first station, the new AID information included in the switch response frame to the second station; and
changing the AID of the first station and the second station using the received new AID information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,168

IOT DEVICE, MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE IOT DEVICE WITH VIBRATION PAIRING

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of pairing an IoT (Internet of things) device with a mobile terminal, comprising the steps of:dividing a plurality of application screens and displaying the plurality of the application screens in a touch screen of the mobile terminal;
providing at least one vibration area on each of the plurality of the application screens;
when the IoT device is contacted with a specific vibration area of the at least one vibration area, generating, in the specific vibration area, a vibration pattern corresponding to a specific application of the specific vibration area;
receiving vibration pattern information corresponding to the generated vibration pattern from the IoT device; and
performing pairing with the IoT device when the received vibration pattern information is identical to the generated vibration pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,172,153

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING UPLINK DATA IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving uplink grant by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating a scheduling request (SR) corresponding to a logical channel, wherein the logical channel is mapped to an SR configuration which is configured by radio resource control (RRC);
transmitting, to a base station, the SR corresponding to the logical channel based on the SR configuration; and
receiving, from the base station, an uplink grant associated with an uplink resource for the logical channel, wherein the uplink resource for the logical channel is allocated to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,172,057

HANDLING OF RADIO ACCESS NETWORK RE-SELECTION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operation by a Circuit Switched (CS) control node performed with respect to a UE that switched from a Packet Switched (PS) connection to a CS connection for execution of a CS service, the method comprising:determining that the UE is capable of connecting to a PS RAN that provides PS service coverage for a current geographic location of the UE; and
in response to receiving an indication that the CS service shall be terminated:
generating a message that indicates one or more radio parameters of the PS RAN, to assist the UE in reselecting from the CS RAN to the PS RAN upon termination of the CS service; and
using Non-Access Stratum (NAS) signaling to send the message to the UE over the CS connection, such that the message passes transparently through a CS RAN that provides the CS connection.

US Pat. No. 10,172,018

WIRELESS SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING MILLIMETER WAVE BAND SIGNALS WITH ASYMMETRIC DIRECTIVITY

Phazr, Inc., Allen, TX (...

1. A wireless communication system using asymmetric directivity signals, comprising:a base station configured to transmit millimeter wave band low directivity downlink signals having a wide beamwidth in separate time slots in a shared frequency channel;
a plurality of communication devices configured to receive the millimeter wave band low directivity downlink signals in the shared frequency channel;
the plurality of communication devices each configured to transmit millimeter wave band high directivity uplink signals having narrow beamwidth in different respective frequency channels,
the base station configured to receive the millimeter wave band high directivity uplink signals having narrow beamwidth in the respective frequency channels.

US Pat. No. 10,171,997

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN TERMINAL DEVICE AND GATEWAY DEVICE

Huawei Device (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method of connecting a terminal device and a gateway device, the method comprising:acquiring, from the gateway device, a first service set identifier (SSID) of the gateway device;
performing a verification on the first SSID;
automatically sending a second SSID to the gateway device and establishing a first connection between the terminal device and the gateway device when verification performed on the first SSID succeeds;
receiving a private SSID and a key of the gateway device via the established first connection;
automatically disconnecting the established first connection between the terminal device and the gateway device;
automatically establishing a second connection between the terminal device and the gateway device based on the private SSID and the key for connecting the terminal device to the Internet via the second connection.

US Pat. No. 10,171,952

METHOD FOR MANAGING A LOCATION OF A TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method to manage paging at a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a connection management (CM) service request message to a network comprising at least one cell;
receiving, from the network, a CM service reject message in response to the CM service request message;
starting a congestion timer;
detecting a location area change while the congestion timer is running and an update status of update statuses is set as a first value indicating that a procedure of update procedures for the paging was successful;
when the location area change is detected, changing the update status to a second value indicating that the procedure failed; and
when the congestion timer is expired, performing to initiate the procedure,
wherein the update procedures include last attach, area updating attempt, and location updating attempt.

US Pat. No. 10,171,857

NETWORK DATA DELIVERY SPONSORSHIP SIGNATURES IN STREAMING MANIFEST FILES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:retrieving, by a media playing device and from a campaign portal that stores information regarding toll-free or reduced toll data campaigns for content hosted by content servers, a manifest file associated with streaming content, wherein the manifest file includes a first sequence of multiple first Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) that identify first network storage locations of multiple first content segments of the streaming content that correspond to a first bitrate, and wherein a first sponsorship signature of multiple sponsorship signatures is appended to at least one of the multiple first URIs of the manifest file;
retrieving, by the media playing device and from the campaign portal, the multiple first URIs, and the first sponsorship signature, from the manifest file;
sending, by the media playing device, the first sponsorship signature to a charging node in a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) for controlling the charging of data delivery associated with the streaming content to one of a user of the media playing device or a sponsor of the streaming content based on the first sponsorship signature, wherein the charging node determines whether a campaign associated with the first sponsorship signature is currently valid;
determining whether a bitrate associated with the media playing device has changed from the first bitrate to a second bitrate;
when the bitrate associated with the media playing device has changed from the first bitrate to the second bitrate:
retrieving, by the media playing device and from the campaign portal, a second sequence of multiple second URIs that identify second network storage locations of multiple second content segments of the streaming content that correspond to the second bitrate; and
engaging, via the PLMN by the media playing device using the multiple first URIs, in a content streaming session to receive the streaming content when the bitrate associated with the media playing device has not changed from the first bitrate to the second bitrate.

US Pat. No. 10,171,798

LIQUID CRYSTAL LENTICULAR LENS ELEMENT, DRIVING METHOD THEREFOR, STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE, AND TERMINAL DEVICE

NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., ...

1. A liquid crystal lenticular lens element, comprising: a first substrate; a second substrate in parallel thereto; a liquid crystal layer provided between both substrates; a first electrode formed on the liquid crystal layer side of the first substrate; and second electrodes comprising a plurality of stripe-shaped electrodes formed on the liquid crystal layer side of the second substrate, wherein:a stripe-shaped repeating structure comprising repeating units placed along an arrangement direction of the second electrodes is formed; and
an asymmetric refractive index distribution based on a mirror operation with respect to a plane bisecting each of the repeating units between the second electrodes to another direction that is perpendicular to the arrangement direction is induced by an electric signal applied to each of the electrodes from outside.

US Pat. No. 10,171,753

SHOOTING METHOD, SHOOTING DEVICE AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

NUBIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A shooting method, comprising:successively collecting images;
reading the collected images, and identifying a light-painting area in a read current image; extracting the light-painting area, superposing the light-painting area on a corresponding position of a basic image for performing image composition so as to generate a composite image, and taking the composite image as a basic image for next image composition;
capturing the composite image, and encoding the captured composite image to obtain an encoded image; and
generating, by using data of the encoded images, a video file when shooting is ended;
wherein the step of identifying a light-painting area in a read current image comprises:
acquiring a position of a light-painting area in a read previous image; and
searching a preset range of a corresponding position in the read current image for light-painting bright spots matching the pre-stored features, and identifying an area where the light-painting bright spots are located as the light-painting area.

US Pat. No. 10,171,727

RESETTING SINGLE-CONTROL APPARATUS

Promanthan Brains LLC, Se...

1. A portable apparatus comprising a clock for outputting a time reference:characterized by having a flat shape, said flat shape being characterized by having a lowest-volume enclosing rectangular cuboid that belongs to the group of rectangular cuboids capable of enclosing said shape and that has the lowest volume of all members of said group, said lowest-volume cuboid having the three dimensions of length, width, and depth, where said length is greater than or equal to said width and said width is greater than said depth, and where said depth is no more than eighteen percent of said width; and
having at least one control assembly facing out of said apparatus toward one of said lowest-volume rectangular cuboid's narrow faces, said narrow faces being the ones where one of said narrow face's dimensions is said depth;
said apparatus being adapted:
to perform a first predetermined action upon actuation of said control assembly when said apparatus is in an initial state;
upon said predetermined action to transition to a second state;
to perform a second predetermined action upon actuation of said control assembly if said apparatus is in said second state, said second predetermined action being substantively different from said first predetermined action and said second predetermined action being not only a return to said initial state; and
to transition from said second state back to said initial state if said control assembly is not being actuated for a predetermined amount after the apparatus entered said second state.

US Pat. No. 10,171,722

LENS UNIT AND REAR-SIDE FOCUS ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM OF INFRARED CAMERA

Tamron Co., Ltd., Saitam...

1. A lens unit detachably mounted on a camera body that detects infrared light with an infrared sensor and performs a process for converting the infrared light to an image signal, the lens unit comprising a focus adjustment lens and controller for controlling a position of the focus adjustment lens; whereinthe controller calculates a rear-side focus adjustment amount for causing a rear-side focus position to correspond to a detection surface of the infrared sensor based on an error between an actually measured focused position of the focus adjustment lens relative to an object at a particular object distance and a theoretically focused position of the focus adjustment lens calculated based on the object distance and controls the position of the focus adjustment lens based on the rear-side focus adjustment amount.

US Pat. No. 10,171,701

IMAGE SCANNING APPARATUS

MICROTEK INTERNATIONAL IN...

1. An image scanning apparatus comprising:an image capturing unit;
a pulse driving unit; and
a control unit electrically connected to the pulse driving unit and the image capturing unit; wherein the image capturing unit captures an image of an object, the pulse driving unit drives the image capturing unit and the object along a scanning direction to move with respect to each other among multiple pulse nodes so as to scan the object, and the control unit controls the image capturing unit to capture multiple images of the object between adjacent pulse nodes of the multiple pulse nodes, so as to synthesize a scanned image corresponding to the object; wherein an image capturing number of the image capturing unit is digitally controlled to capture the multiple images by the control unit rather than by the pulse driving unit.

US Pat. No. 10,171,678

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF CALL-BASED DATA COMMUNICATION

METASWITCH NETWORKS LTD, ...

1. A method of establishing a communications session for communication of data with respect to a first telephony user device and a second telephony user device in a data communications network, the method comprising:at said first telephony user device conducting communications with a server system;
transmitting at least one client-server connection request to the server system in said communications and establishing a client-server connection with the server system; and
transmitting call party details of a telephone call from said first telephony user device to the server system in said communications, the telephone call involving at least said first telephony user device and said second telephony user device, said call party details including a first identity associated with said first telephony user device and a second identity associated with said second telephony user device,
wherein said call party details allow the server system to establish a communications session between the first telephony user device and the second telephony user device whilst the telephone call is in progress, the communications session being separate from said telephone call and for transmission of data between said first telephony user device and said second telephony user device via the server system,
wherein the separate communications session is continued in parallel with said telephone call, such that voice call data is transmitted and received between the first telephony user device and the second telephony user device via said telephone call and other data may be transmitted and received between said first telephony user device and said second telephony user device via the separate communications session, and
wherein the method comprises receiving a message from the server system to keep said client-server connection alive when said telephone call lasts more than a connection threshold period and
wherein the method comprises the first telephony user device transmitting data to the second telephony user device via the separate communications session.

US Pat. No. 10,171,656

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING REAL-TIME ASSISTANCE TO CALL CENTER AGENTS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by one or more devices, a keyword extracted from an audio stream corresponding to a telephone call between an agent device of a call center agent and a caller device of a caller, the keyword being received during the telephone call;
obtaining, by the one or more devices and based on an identifier of the caller device obtained during the telephone call, customer account information associated with the caller that predates the telephone call;
selecting, by the one or more devices and based on the keyword and the customer account information, a particular guidance template, from a plurality of guidance templates that were created prior to the telephone call, that is relevant to the audio stream of the telephone call, the plurality of guidance templates each including instructions for guiding call center agents during audio calls;
generating, by the one or more devices, a graphical prompt pursuant to the instructions of the selected particular guidance template, the instructions causing inclusion of at least some of the customer account information in the graphical prompt and the graphical prompt displaying information for assisting the call center agent with the telephone call; and
providing, by the one or more devices, the graphical prompt to the call center agent during the telephone call, the graphical prompt including the at least some of the customer account information in accordance with the instructions of the selected particular guidance template;
monitoring, by the one or more devices and after providing the graphical prompt to the call center agent, the telephone call based on keywords from the telephone call and instructions of the guidance template corresponding to the graphical prompt;
presenting, by the one or more devices, during the telephone call, and based on the monitoring, a visual indicator in the graphical prompt, for each instruction of the guidance template, wherein a particular visual indicator associated with a particular one of the instructions of the guidance template indicates whether the particular instruction has been completed during the telephone call;
determining, by the one or more devices whether the instructions were completed during the telephone call based on the keywords from the telephone call; and
when the instructions were not completed during the telephone call, prompting, by the one or more devices, the call center agent to specify why the instructions were not completed during the telephone call.

US Pat. No. 10,171,635

ENSURING PROPERLY ORDERED EVENTS IN A DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

Cloudera, Inc., Palo Alt...

1. A method for providing global clock consistency across multiple partitions in a distributed database system, the multiple partitions being located on a number of computing machines, the computing machines having physical clocks that are imperfect, the method comprising:maintaining a last physical clock value and a next logical value;
receiving, at a first computing machine and from a second computing machine, a request for assigning a hybrid timestamp to an event, the hybrid timestamp including a physical component and a logical component, wherein the physical component represents a physical time at which the event occurred as observed by a local, physical clock, and wherein the logical component represents a logical sequence number that indicates an ordering of events whose physical time representations are the same;
obtaining a current physical clock value from a local, physical clock;
determining the physical component of the hybrid timestamp as the greater of (1) the current physical clock value and (2) the last physical clock value;
determining the logical component of the hybrid timestamp as either zero or the next logical value based on a comparison between the current physical clock value and the last physical clock value;
assigning the hybrid timestamp, including the determined physical and logical components, to the event, and
sending, from the first computing machine toward the second computing machine, a message including the hybrid timestamp.

US Pat. No. 10,171,616

BYTE CACHING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program storage product for performing byte caching in a wireless communication network device with a first byte caching system, the computer program storage product comprising:a non-transitory storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for performing a method comprising
receiving a plurality of data packets through an internet protocol (IP) data flow established between a wireless communication device and at least one server;
in response to receiving the plurality of data packets, determining whether a second byte caching system is available;
in response to determining that the second byte caching system is available,
combining each of the plurality of data packets into a single packet bundle, wherein the combining comprises combining a payload from each of the plurality of data packets into a combined payload and storing the combined payload in the packet bundle,
transforming the packet bundle by dividing the combined payload into a plurality of byte sequence, determining that a second byte caching system has previously received only a portion of the plurality of byte sequences, and including a set of signatures each representing the portion of the plurality of byte sequences and remaining of the plurality of byte sequences in the packet bundle;
and
sending the transformed packet bundle to the second byte caching system via an IP communication mechanism; and
in response to determining that the second byte caching system is unavailable, transmitting the plurality of data packets to the wireless communication device without performing at least said transforming.

US Pat. No. 10,171,584

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR PROVIDING PROCESS CODE TO REMOTE DEVICES

MARTELLO TECHNOLOGIES COR...

1. A system for providing executable code to a remote data processing device, the system comprising:a remote data processing device storing process code and configured to receive input data from a data source of a production environment, the remote data processing device further configured to execute the process code with the input data to generate processed data in the production environment; and
a terminal connected to the remote data processing device via a network, the terminal configured to obtain the process code executing at the remote data processing device, the terminal further configured to provide a development environment to allow creation of process code and modification of the process code obtained from the remote data processing device to generate new process code, the terminal further configured to transmit the new process code over the network to the remote data processing device for execution by the remote data processing device;
the terminal configured to receive the input data from the data source of the production environment and to execute the new process code on the input data to generate processed data at the development environment, wherein the terminal is further configured to selectably route the processed data generated at the development environment to the remote data processing device for output by the remote data processing device as if generated by the remote data processing device and wherein the terminal is further configured to control selective suppression of output of processed data generated by the remote data processing device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,580

GRANULAR INSTANT IMPORT OF REPLICATED VTL CARTRIDGE INTO A BACKUP CATALOG

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for cataloging replicated data in a backup storage environment, by a processor device, comprising:in a storage system using tape library data replication between an originating site and a backup site, replicating catalog data between the originating site and the backup site such that replicated data moved from the originating site to the backup site is placed into a catalog duplicative of the originating site to efficiently import, at the backup site, the replicated data transferred from the originating site; wherein upon completion of initially replicating a volume of a cartridge from the originating site to the backup site such that the volume nor any data thereof has been previously replicated from the originating site to the backup site, the replicated data therein the replicated volume is automatically, and without user intervention, imported into the duplicative catalog of the backup site when the cartridge is moved to an import/export (I/E) slot of the tape library of the backup site in lieu of manually importing the catalog data to the backup site by an administrator, thereby mitigating time spent performing the replication and importation during a disaster recovery (DR) scenario; and
synchronizing appending catalog data by performing each of:
backing up the volume of the cartridge at the originating site;
prior to commencing replication for the replicated data of the volume from the originating site to the backup site, ejecting a copy of the cartridge through a backup application at the backup site; wherein the ejection includes moving the cartridge to the I/E slot of the tape library at the backup site;
responsive to detecting the cartridge is in the I/E slot, automatically shelving the cartridge in the backup application at the backup site;
commencing the replication for the replicated data of the replicated volume from the originating site to the backup site;
subsequent to completing the replication, moving the cartridge back to the I/E slot at the backup site, wherein, upon moving the cartridge back to the I/E slot, the replicated volume is automatically imported into the duplicative catalog of the backup site.

US Pat. No. 10,171,574

COMPUTER SYSTEM, PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING JOB PROCESSING PROGRAM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computer system, which has a plurality of computation nodes and performs an arithmetic processing with respect to a job, the computer system comprising:a reference point determining unit that, when the number of pieces of job attribute information is larger than the number of partial networks constituting a network that connects the plurality of computation nodes, allocates a reference point to the partial network, and that, when the number of the pieces of job attribute information is equal to or smaller than the number of partial networks, arranges a plurality of networks to groups as many as the number of the pieces of job attribute information and allocates a common reference point to each of the groups; and
a node set searching unit that searches for a computation node set that is a set of computation nodes satisfying a predetermined condition related to a remote degree that is an estimate index of a communication time from a node allocation reference point in node coordinate spaces and including the computation node that runs no job, based on running job position information that manages a position of a running job allocated to the node coordinate spaces,
the running job position information includes an entry corresponding to a maximum value and a minimum value of a node coordinates of each dimension of the node coordinate spaces, the entry having a pointer of the entry of a management information that manages a running job.

US Pat. No. 10,171,564

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLOUD-BASED AGRICULTURAL DATA PROCESSING AND MANAGEMENT

AgVerdict, Inc., San Fra...

1. A cloud-based system for integration of agricultural data with geolocation-based agricultural operations, comprising:a data receiving module configured to receive agricultural-related data associated with a given geographic area, the data receiving module stored in a designated portion of computer memory;
an authorization module configured to provide a first level of authorization to a grower entity and a second level of authorization to a trusted advisor entity, the first level of authorization providing the grower entity with access to all received agricultural-related data associated with the given geographic area, the second level of authorization providing the trusted advisor entity with access to an exposed portion of the received agricultural-related data associated with the given geographic area, the second level of authorization restricting the trusted advisor entity from accessing agricultural-related data outside of the exposed portion, the authorization module stored in a designated portion of computer memory;
a data processing module configured to transform the exposed portion of the received data into an analysis-ready format, the data processing module stored in a designated portion of computer memory;
an analysis module configured to process the exposed portion of the received data having been transformed into the analysis-ready format through one or more algorithms to determine at least one operation to be performed within the given geographic area in accordance with the second level of authorization, the analysis module stored in a designated portion of computer memory;
a prescription generation module defined to generate a set of instructions for execution of the at least one operation within the given geographic area as a function of geolocation, the instructions for execution of the at least one operation coded for direct use by a controller of a specified type of agricultural equipment, the prescription generation module stored in a designated portion of computer memory; and
a communication module configured to transmit the instructions for execution of the at least one operation over a wireless communication channel to the controller of the specified type of agricultural equipment in accordance with the second level of authorization, wherein the instructions for execution of the at least one operation cause the controller to direct operation of the specified type of agricultural equipment to perform the at least one operation within the given geographic area as a function of geolocation in an automated manner, the communication module stored in a designated portion of computer memory.

US Pat. No. 10,171,515

NOTIFYING RESPONSE SENDER OF MALFORMED SESSION INITIATION PROTOCOL (SIP) RESPONSE MESSAGES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for notification about a malformed SIP response, comprising:in response to receiving a malformed response message at a session initiation protocol (SIP) client, from a SIP server, producing a dedicated ACK message;
sending the dedicated ACK message to the SIP server, wherein the ACK message includes the malformed response message associated with a reason for a malformation;
receiving, by the SIP server, the dedicated ACK message;
amending, by the SIP server, contents of the dedicated ACK message to correct the malformation; and
sending, by the SIP server, the amended contents of the dedicated ACK message to the SIP client, to establish a communication.

US Pat. No. 10,171,512

NETWORK NODE

METASWITCH NETWORKS LTD, ...

1. A method of operating a network node in a network, the method comprising:receiving signaling information, at the network node, for an in-progress communication session dialog;
processing, at the network node, the signaling information of said in-progress communication session dialog according to a stateless operating mode, wherein the processing according to the stateless operating mode comprises storing communication session dialog state data associated with said in-progress communication session dialog and wherein each time the network node processes signaling information for a given in-progress communication session dialog according to the stateless operating mode, the network node inserts a different unique identifier into a Record-Route header field of a first forwarded request for the given in-progress communication session dialog;
detecting, at the network node, an operating mode change trigger;
in response to the detection, retrieving, at the network node, said stored communication session dialog state data during said in-progress communication session dialog;
processing, at the network node, the signaling information for the in-progress communication session dialog according to a state-full operating mode, wherein the processing according to the state-full operating mode is carried out based at least in part on said retrieved communication session dialog state data, and wherein each time the network node begins to process signaling information for a given in-progress communication session dialog according to the state-full operating mode, the network node inserts the different unique identifier into a Contact header field of a second forwarded request for the given in-progress communication session dialog,
determining whether a received message comprises a unique identifier previously inserted by the network node in a top Record-Route header field and a URI field;
in response to a negative determination, first deducing that the network node has not previously stored communication session dialog state data associated with the given communication session dialog;
on the basis of the first deducing, forwarding the request having the different unique identifier for processing by a different network node;
in response to a positive determination, second deducing that the network node has previously stored communication session dialog state data associated with the given in-progress communication session dialog; and
on the basis of the second deducing, processing the forwarded request at the network node according to the state-full operating mode.

US Pat. No. 10,171,503

METHODS FOR SCALING INFRASTRUCTURE IN A MOBILE APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT AND DEVICES THEREOF

F5 Networks, Inc., Seatt...

1. A method for scaling infrastructure in a mobile application environment, the method implemented by a network traffic management system comprising one or more network traffic apparatuses, client devices, or server devices, and the method comprising:executing a compliance policy with respect to a plurality of mobile devices;
selecting a mobile application to be updated based on the compliance policy;
updating state information based on the selection of the mobile application to be updated;
obtaining a number of updates of the mobile application selected to be updated on the plurality of mobile devices using the updated state information;
determining a number of mobile application updates reaches an update threshold; and
modifying a number of backend enterprise web applications executing on one or more web application servers that service the updated mobile application based on the number of mobile application updates reaching the update threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,171,501

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE WIPE

Open Text SA ULC, Halifa...

1. A method comprising:running, by a client device of an application gateway server computer, a managed container that the client device has downloaded from a network source, the managed container written in a programming language native to the client device and comprising a managed cache and an application framework, the application framework having an execution engine;
receiving, from the application gateway server computer by the managed container running on the client device, a client application for a backend system operating in an enterprise computing environment, wherein the application gateway server computer communicates with the backend system through a firewall of the enterprise computing environment;
storing, by the managed container running on the client device, the client application for the backend system in the managed cache of the managed container, wherein the storing further comprises:
storing, in the managed cache of the managed container, a plurality of client applications for a plurality of backend systems operating in the enterprise computing environment, the plurality of client applications received by the managed container from the application gateway server computer;
providing, by the execution engine of the managed container, a runtime environment for running the client application on the client device;
receiving, by the managed container running on the client device, a remote wipe message from the application gateway server computer over a network connection, the remote wipe message initiated at the application gateway server computer and specific to a user associated with the client device;
causing, by the managed container running on the client device and independently of a local operating system of the client device in response to the remote wipe message from the application gateway server computer, a low level destruction to content or a portion thereof within the managed cache of the managed container, the low level destruction to the managed cache caused by the managed container resulting in deletion of the client application for the backend system; and
sending, from the managed container to the application gateway server computer using an application programming interface of the application gateway server computer, an acknowledgement or message that the managed container had completed the remote wipe.

US Pat. No. 10,171,497

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING ONLINE FRAUD

Bitdefender IPR Managemen...

1. A computer system comprising at least one hardware processor configured to operate a reverse address mapper, a registration data filter connected to the reverse address mapper, and a content analyzer connected to the registration data filter, wherein:the reverse address mapper is configured to identify a set of co-hosted Internet domains according to a known fraudulent Internet domain, wherein the known fraudulent Internet domain is located at a target Internet Protocol (IP) address, and wherein identifying the set of co-hosted Internet domains comprises selecting the set of co-hosted Internet domains so that all members of the set of co-hosted Internet domains are located at the target IP address;
the registration data filter is configured to filter the set of co-hosted Internet domains to produce a subset of fraud candidate domains, wherein filtering the set of cohosted Internet domains comprises:
determining whether a selection condition is satisfied according to domain name registration data characterizing a domain of the set of co-hosted Internet domains, wherein the domain name registration data characterizing the domain comprises an email address, and wherein the registration data filter is configured to determine whether the selection condition is satisfied according to at least one of a length of the email address and/or a randomness of the email address, and
in response, selecting the domain into the subset of fraud candidate domains when the selection condition is satisfied; and
the content analyzer is configured to:
analyze an electronic document distributed by a candidate domain selected from the subset of fraud candidate domains to determine whether the electronic document is fraudulent, and
in response, when the electronic document is fraudulent, determine that the candidate domain is fraudulent;
wherein the computer system is configured to transmit a fraud assessment indicator generated according to the determination that the candidate domain is fraudulent to block access to a resource hosted by the candidate domain.

US Pat. No. 10,171,467

DETECTION OF AUTHORIZATION ACROSS SYSTEMS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, at a first system and from a second system unauthorized by the first system, a request for operating a resource of the first system;
in response to an authorization chain being detected based on a first record, authorizing the operation of the resource of the first system, the authorization chain including at least a third system that authorizes the second system and is authorized by the first system, the first record at least indicating one or more systems that are authorized by the first system to operate resources of the first system wherein a record associated with the authorization chain is updated, based on a user input, creating a dynamic authorization relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,171,455

PROTECTION OF APPLICATION PASSWORDS USING A SECURE PROXY

International Business Ma...

1. A computer system comprising one or more hardware processors, one or more tangible computer readable storage media, a memory, and program instructions stored on at least one of the one or more tangible computer readable storage media, which, when executed by at least one of the one or more hardware processors, cause the at least one of the one or more hardware processors to perform a method comprising:receiving, by a proxy server from a client computer, a request to access a protected resource located on a target server;
sending, by the proxy server to the client computer, an authentication challenge;
receiving, by the proxy server from the client computer, a response to the authentication challenge;
in response to authenticating, by the proxy server, the received response to the authentication challenge, initiating a secure active session between proxy server and client computer;
forwarding, by the proxy server to the target server, the protected resource access request;
receiving, by the proxy server from the target server, an access request response, wherein the access request response is a credential form including credential fields required to access the protected resource;
injecting, by the proxy server, into each required credential field, a corresponding credential field tag;
sending, by the proxy server to the client computer, the tagged credential form;
receiving, by the proxy server from the client computer, the tagged credential form with tagged credentials in the required credential fields with the credential field tags;
retrieving, by the proxy server from a protected datastore, target credentials mapped by the credential field tags;
replacing, by the proxy server, the tagged credentials in the tagged credential form with the corresponding retrieved target credentials;
sending, by the proxy server to the target server, the target credentials;
receiving, by the proxy server from the target server, an indication that the target credentials are invalid;
updating, by the proxy server, the target credentials and storing the updated target credentials in the protected data store without client computer intervention;
sending, by the proxy server to the target server, the updated target credentials; and
allowing, by the proxy server, the client computer to access the protected resource, in response to the target server validating the updated target credentials.

US Pat. No. 10,171,449

ACCOUNT LOGIN METHOD AND DEVICE

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. An account login method, comprising:storing, by a server, an association relation between a first account and a second account, and storing information of a login target corresponding to the second account;
receiving, by the server, a login request for using the first account to log in to the login target corresponding to the second account, retrieving login configuration information of the second account based on the association relation between the first account and the second account, and sending the login configuration information of the second account to the login target corresponding to the second account; and
logging in to the login target corresponding to the second account according to the login configuration information of the second account;
wherein the login request is a common login request that comprises an account identity of the first account, an account password of the first account, and the information of the login target corresponding to the second account; and the method further comprises:
authenticating the first account based on the account identity of the first account and the account password of the first account.

US Pat. No. 10,171,443

DISPLAYING THE ACCESSIBILITY OF HYPERLINKED FILES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for displaying an accessibility of a hyperlinked file, the method comprising:extracting a hyperlink from a target file, wherein the hyperlink references a resource displayable on a display apparatus, wherein the hyperlink is extracted from the target file in response to determining that a predetermined duration of time has lapsed since a previous determination of the accessibility of the resource, wherein extracting a hyperlink from a target file further comprises:
retrieving a FORM tag from a source code of the resource;
determining the source code of the resource comprises a first INPUT tag having a first attribute comprising a password attribute;
determining the source code of the resource comprises a second INPUT tag having a second attribute comprising a submit attribute;
determining the source code of the resource comprises a third INPUT tag having a third attribute that is not a password attribute and not a submit attribute; and
determining the hyperlink includes an authentication screen;
attempting to acquire the resource by performing a first authentication operation configured to fail and, in response, receiving a first object, wherein the first authentication operation configured to fail comprises the first authentication operation configured to generate an error screen, wherein the first object comprises a first screenshot of the error screen, wherein the first authentication operation includes inputting into an authentication screen a character string that includes characters that are not permitted to be used as the authentication information;
acquiring a second object by performing a second authentication operation using pre-determined authentication information, wherein the second object comprises a second screen shot of a screen resulting from the second authentication operation, wherein the pre-determined authentication information is associated with network position information of the resource, and wherein the second authentication operation is based, at least in part, on the network position information, wherein the pre-determined authentication information comprises a user identifier, a password, a determination date, and a determination time for the network position information, wherein the determination date indicates a date the second authentication operation was previously performed, and wherein the determination time indicates a time that the second authentication operation was performed on the determination date;
comparing the first object and the second object to determine if the first object is the same as the second object, wherein comparing the first object and the second object comprises comparing the first screen shot to the second screen shot; and
presenting, via the display apparatus, information indicating the accessibility of the resource, wherein the information is based, at least in part, on the comparison between the first object and the second object and further based, at least in part, on the target file.

US Pat. No. 10,171,425

ACTIVE FIREWALL CONTROL FOR NETWORK TRAFFIC SESSIONS WITHIN VIRTUAL PROCESSING PLATFORMS

Keysight Technologies Sin...

1. A method for network traffic session control within virtual processing environments, comprising:hosting a plurality of virtual machine (VM) platforms within one or more servers;
running a plurality of application instances within the plurality of VM platforms, each of the application instances being configured to provide a network service;
operating a plurality of virtual firewalls associated with the plurality of application instances;
monitoring the plurality of application instances using a plurality of agent instances also running within the plurality of VM platforms, each agent instance being associated with one of the plurality of application instances and one of the plurality of firewalls;
at each of the plurality of agent instances:
receiving firewall rules from an agent controller;
locally storing the firewall rules; and
applying the firewall rules to the firewall associated with the agent instance;
at the agent controller, maintaining a central firewall rules database and transmitting firewall rules to the plurality of agent instances from the central firewall rules database;
with the plurality of agent instances, collecting metadata associated with the plurality of application instances and reporting the metadata to the agent controller, one or more rules stored within the central firewall rules database being based upon the reported metadata; and
at each of the plurality of virtual firewalls:
receiving access requests to the application instance associated with the firewall from one or more network sources; and
controlling access to the application instance based upon the firewall rules applied by the agent instance associated with the firewall.

US Pat. No. 10,171,316

INTELLIGENTLY MANAGING PATTERN CONTENTS ACROSS MULTIPLE RACKS BASED ON WORKLOAD AND HUMAN INTERACTION USAGE PATTERNS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product for managing pattern contents across multiple racks, the computer program product comprising a computer readable storage medium having program code embodied therewith, the program code comprising the programming instructions for:monitoring workload usage of contents of a pattern in a pattern definition and in a deployed pattern, wherein said pattern is a model of a topology and application environment that encapsulates installation, configuration and management of middleware and applications that run on virtual machines in physical compute nodes in a domain of racks, wherein said pattern definition is said pattern defined by a user;
collecting workload usage characteristics of said contents of said pattern on a primary rack in said domain of racks based on said monitoring of said workload usage of said contents of said pattern in said pattern definition and in said deployed pattern;
ranking said contents of said pattern by analyzing said collected workload usage characteristics of said contents of said pattern on said primary rack in said domain of racks;
determining an order of said contents of said pattern to be updated in a batch mode operation across all racks in said domain of racks based on said ranking; and
performing said batch mode operation across all racks in said domain of racks based on said ranking.

US Pat. No. 10,171,268

ASYMMETRIC ON-STATE RESISTANCE DRIVER OPTIMIZED FOR MULTI-DROP DDR4

INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOL...

1. An apparatus comprising:a plurality of driver circuits configured to drive a read line in response to a memory signal and a reference voltage; and
a control registers block configuring said plurality of driver circuits to implement an asymmetric voltage swing of said read line about a voltage level that is half of said reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,171,256

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE FOR A TELECONFERENCE SESSION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system comprising:one or more processing units; and
a computer-readable medium having encoded thereon computer-executable instructions to cause the one or more processing units to:
cause content of a teleconference session to be displayed;
cause an interactive timeline associated with the teleconference session to be displayed, wherein the interactive timeline includes a plurality of representations that correspond to a plurality of notable events associated with the teleconference session and wherein the plurality of representations are of one or more different types;
receive a first request associated with a representation of the plurality of representations while the content of the teleconference session continues to be displayed in association with a current view;
based at least in part on receiving the first request, cause first information to be displayed while the content of the teleconference session continues to be displayed in association with the current view, the first information describing a notable event that corresponds to the representation;
receive a second request associated with the representation; and
based at least in part on receiving the second request, switch from the current view to a different view to display second information associated with the notable event.

US Pat. No. 10,171,249

PRIVACY FRIENDLY LOCATION BASED SERVICES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cryptographic method for enabling access to services provided by a server in a set of reference areas; the method comprising:obtaining, by a user device, a set of reference credentials of the server that certifies data indicating the set of reference areas, wherein the set of reference areas are defined using Military Grid Reference System (MGRS), wherein at least one reference credential of the set of reference credentials is an attribute-based credential, wherein attributes in the reference credential indicate respective MGRS precision levels of a reference area of the set of reference areas, wherein the set of reference credentials are signed by the server using a predefined signature scheme, wherein the set of reference credentials are obtained from the server by the user device, wherein the user device is connected to a mobile network controller and the server, wherein the mobile network controller is of a network to which the user device is connected, wherein the mobile network controller comprises a mobile network operator server;
obtaining, by the user device, a location credential that certifies location data indicating a current location of the user device, wherein the location credential is an attribute-based credential, wherein attributes in the location credential indicate respective MGRS precision levels of the current location of the user device, wherein the location credential is obtained from the mobile network operator server by the user device, wherein the location credential is signed by the mobile network operator server using the predefined signature scheme;
generating, by the user device, an authentication token comprising a cryptographic proof for proving that the current location of the user device certified by the location credential matches at least one reference area certified by the set of reference credentials, the cryptographic proof proving that the respective MGRS precision levels of the at least one reference area match at least a part of the respective MGRS precision levels of the current location of the user device; and
sending, by the user device, the authentication token to the server for accessing the services in the at least one reference area, wherein the server is configured to determine from the cryptographic proof that the location of the user device matches at least one area of the set of reference areas, wherein the server performs the determining without receiving the current location of the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,238

SECURE DATA TRANSMISSION USING QUANTUM COMMUNICATION

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method for transmitting data comprising:transmitting first data comprising a random data stream; and
transmitting second data comprising indicators as to which data of the random data stream is valid data to be communicated, the first data transmitted using quantum entanglement;
wherein the random data stream is a random bit stream and the second data comprises a bit stream that corresponds to the random bit stream with a pause inserted to indicate that a previous bit is a valid bit.

US Pat. No. 10,171,181

HIGH-BANDWIDTH UNDERWATER DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Fairfield Industries, Inc...

1. A system to perform seismic exploration in an aqueous medium, comprising:a detector to provide an indication to a wake-up system to turn on one or more of a storage and control system, a sensor, or an optical transmitter;
the wake-up system, in response to the indication from the detector, operational to:
identify an optical communication link established via the optical transmitter through the aqueous medium;
determine a quality control parameter of the optical communication link; and
validate, based on the quality control parameter the optical communication link established via the optical transmitter through the aqueous medium; and
the storage and control system operational to cause the optical transmitter to transmit, via the optical communication link validated by the wake-up system, data indicative of a parameter sensed by the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,171,166

OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND OPTICAL COMMUNICATION METHOD

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...

1. An optical communication system comprising: a signal processing apparatus; and a wireless apparatus, in which functions of a base station are divided between the signal processing apparatus and the wireless apparatus, a periodic symbol sequence comprising a cyclic prefix appended to a signal of a predetermined size to which an IFFT (Inverse Fast Fourier Transform) has been applied is transmitted between the signal processing apparatus and the wireless apparatus by means of digital RoF (Radio over Fiber) transmission,the signal processing apparatus and the wireless apparatus each comprises a transmission unit and a reception unit,
the transmission unit comprises:
a first separation unit that acquires symbol information relating to a starting position of the symbol sequence and lengths of symbols constituting the symbol sequence and that equalizes the lengths of the symbols by separating a portion of the symbol sequence based on the acquired symbol information; and
a compression unit that compresses symbols that are to be compressed from which the separated portion of the symbol sequence has been removed, and
the reception unit comprises an expansion unit that expands the compressed symbols and restores the symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,171,146

MIMO RANK REDUCTION TO IMPROVE DOWNLINK THROUGHPUT

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

13. A device adapted to:determine at least one of that an imbalance between a plurality of parallel channels of a spatial multiplexing downlink transmission to a wireless device based on a plurality of measurements where each measurement is indicative of a signal quality for a corresponding one of the parallel channels is greater than an imbalance threshold and that a Negative Acknowledgement (NACK) rate over time for the plurality of parallel channels of a spatial multiplexing downlink transmission reported by the wireless device is greater than a NACK rate threshold; and
in response to determining at least one of that the imbalance between the plurality of parallel channels is greater than the imbalance threshold and that the NACK rate is greater than the NACK rate threshold, perform a rank reduction for the next downlink transmission whereby a rank is reduced from a rank indicator reported by the wireless device to some lower rank.

US Pat. No. 10,171,145

CODEBOOK CONFIGURATION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co. L...

1. A codebook configuration method, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a reference signal that is of an antenna whose quantity of antenna ports is X and that is sent by a base station and configuration information of a codebook subset restriction for the quantity X of antenna ports, wherein the configuration information of the codebook subset restriction for the quantity X of antenna ports comprises first configuration information and second configuration information, and X is a positive integer greater than or equal to 2;
determining, by the UE according to the configuration information of the codebook subset restriction for the quantity X of antenna ports, a precoding matrix on which channel measurement and feedback need to be performed, wherein the codebook subset restriction for the quantity X of antenna ports is used to instruct the UE to select some precoding matrices from all precoding matrices in a codebook whose quantity of antenna ports is X for measurement and feedback; and
obtaining, by the UE via measurement according to the reference signal of the antenna whose quantity of antenna ports is X, the precoding matrix on which channel measurement and feedback need to be performed.

US Pat. No. 10,171,135

PRECODING METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A precoding method for a level 1 data center comprising:obtaining, by the level 1 data, center, a channel information signal between a terminal and the level 1 data center, wherein the channel information signal comprises a channel matrix;
encoding, by the level 1 data center, the channel matrix according to a precoding matrix to obtain an equivalent channel;
sending, by the level 1 data center, the equivalent channel to a level 2 data center for further processing when a frequency selectivity of the equivalent channel is less than or equal to a frequency selectivity of the channel; and
sending, by the level 1 data center, the channel matrix and the precoding matrix to the level 2 data center for further processing when the frequency selectivity of the equivalent channel is greater than the frequency selectivity of the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,171,098

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER (ADC) WITH IMPROVED POWER DISTURBANCE REDUCTION

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for converting an input analog voltage to an output digital code, the ADC comprising:a first node of the input analog voltage;
nodes of a plurality of reference voltages;
a plurality of comparators, inputs of each comparator being coupled to the first node and a node of a corresponding reference voltage among the plurality of reference voltages;
a logic circuit block adapted to receive outputs of the plurality of comparators and generating the output digital code; and
a voltage stabilizer, terminals of the voltage stabilizer being coupled with the first node and a node of a first reference voltage among the plurality of reference voltages,
wherein the voltage stabilizer is configured to reduce a phase difference between a first disturb on the input analog voltage of the first node and a second disturb on the node of the first reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,171,091

PHASE INTERPOLATOR FOR INTERPOLATING PHASE OF DELAY CLOCK SIGNAL AND DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME AND FOR PERFORMING DATA SAMPLING BY USING PHASE INTERPOLATED CLOCK SIGNAL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A phase interpolator comprising:a control circuit configured to generate a selection control signal that corresponds to a selected coarse phase interval, and generate a weight setting signal for generating a phase interpolation clock signal with an interpolated phase within the coarse phase interval;
a phase selector configured to receive a plurality of inversion delay clock signal pairs, select at least two inversion delay clock signal pairs from the plurality of inversion delay clock signal pairs based on the selection control signal, select and output a selection delay clock signal pair corresponding to the coarse phase interval from the selected at least two inversion delay clock signal pairs; and
a phase mixer configured to receive the selection delay clock signal pair from the phase selector and generate the phase interpolation clock signal based on the weight setting signal.

US Pat. No. 10,171,084

SPARSE CODING WITH MEMRISTOR NETWORKS

The Regents of The Univer...

1. A system for sparse coding with an array of resistive memory devices, comprising:an array of resistive memory devices arranged in columns and rows to form a matrix, wherein each column represents a potential feature of an input;
an interface circuit electrically coupled to the matrix, wherein the interface circuit cooperatively operates with the array of resistive memory devices to perform computing in the array of resistive memory devices, wherein the interface circuit controls a computation of:
(a) a first dot product operation by feeding an input vector forward through the matrix to yield an output vector, where the input vector is a column vector with each element representing intensity of a pixel in an image and the output vector is row vector with each element representing the dot product between the input vector and a feature vector stored in a corresponding column of the matrix;
(b) a second dot product operation by feeding a neuron activity vector backward through the matrix to yield an intermediate result vector, where the neuron activity vector is a row vector representing a level of activity from all of the neurons in the matrix and the intermediate result vector is a column vector;
(c) a new input vector by subtracting the intermediate result vector from the input vector; and
(d) a third dot product operation by feeding the new input vector forward through the matrix to yield a new output vector, where the output vector is a row vector with each element representing the dot product between the input vector and the feature vector stored in the corresponding column of the matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,171,076

INDEPENDENT CONTROL OF BRANCH FETS FOR RF PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A switch circuit including:(a) at least two switching branches, each switching branch including:
(1) at least two gateway switches configured to be connected to respective external circuit elements;
(2) a common node coupled to the at least two gateway switches; and
(3) a shunt circuit connected to the common node and programmatically settable to selectively isolate such switching branch independently of any other switching branch.

US Pat. No. 10,171,074

ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. An electronic system electrically connected to an alternative current (AC) power source, the electronic system comprising:a switch; and
a parallel power conversion device comprising:
a first power conversion module electrically connected to the AC power source and the switch and comprising a first current-sampling unit and a first sensing component arranged between the first current-sampling unit and the switch;
a second power conversion module electrically connected to the AC power source; and
a driver electrically connected to the second power conversion module and comprising an amplifier electrically connected to the first sensing component, a comparator electrically connected to the amplifier, a first semiconductor switch electrically connected to the second power conversion module, and a second semiconductor switch electrically connected to the second power conversion module,
wherein the driver makes the second power conversion module operate in a sleep mode to stop outputting a current and to reduce level of an outputting voltage when another current outputted from the first power conversion module is smaller than a specific value.

US Pat. No. 10,171,055

AUDIO CONTROL SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

iZotope, Inc., Cambridge...

1. A method for use with an audio system comprising at least one amplifier, the method comprising acts of:(A) receiving, at the audio system, audio input produced by at least one audio source;
(B) determining a gain level associated with the audio input;
(C) automatically, without intervention by a user of the audio system, adjusting a gain level of the at least one amplifier, so that subsequent output of the at least one amplifier falls within a dynamic range delimited by a lower gain level and an upper gain level;
wherein the method comprises, after the act (B), receiving a second audio input while the audio source is not producing sound, and the act (C) comprises determining the lower gain level of the dynamic range based at least in part on a gain level of the second audio input.

US Pat. No. 10,171,022

MOTOR DRIVING DEVICE, AN AIR CONDITIONER INCLUDING SAME AND A CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A motor driving device comprising:a rectifier configured to output an input voltage by rectifying alternating current (AC) power into direct current (DC) power;
a first buck-boost converter configured to convert the input voltage into a DC-link voltage by stepping down the input voltage in a buck mode or stepping up the input voltage in a boost mode;
an inverter configured to convert the DC-link voltage for driving a motor into an AC voltage and transfer the AC voltage to the motor; and
a controller configured to
receive motor information related to driving of the motor,
identify a DC-link voltage for driving the motor according to the motor information,
compare the input voltage with the identified DC-link voltage, to thereby produce a comparison result, and
based on the comparison result, control the first buck-boost converter to operate one of the buck mode and the boost mode for converting the input voltage into the identified DC-link voltage by switching one of a plurality of switches included in the first buck-boost converter,
wherein the controller is configured to
compare an instantaneous value of the input voltage with the identified DC-link voltage,
in response to the instantaneous value of the input voltage being larger than the identified DC-link voltage, control the first buck-boost converter to operate in the buck mode, and
in response to the instantaneous value of the input voltage being smaller than the identified DC-link voltage, control the first buck-boost converter to operate in the boost mode.

US Pat. No. 10,170,988

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A power supply system comprising:an electric power line connected to a load;
a plurality of DC power supplies;
a power converter connected across said plurality of DC power supplies and said electric power line; and
a control device configured to control operation of said power converter, said power converter including a plurality of switching elements and being configured to control an output voltage on said electric power line by operating with one of a plurality of operation modes different in mode of power conversion between said plurality of DC power supplies and said electric power line applied,
said plurality of operation modes including
a first operation mode in which power distribution between said plurality of DC power supplies is controllable through said power converter, and
a second operation mode in which power distribution between said plurality of DC power supplies is determined in a fixed manner through said power converter,
said control device including
a mode selection unit configured to select an operation mode from among said plurality of operation modes in accordance with conditions of said load and said plurality of DC power supplies, and
an operation mode switching control unit configured to, when a present operation mode currently applied to said power converter and an operation mode after transition selected by said mode selection unit are different, control switching from said present operation mode to said operation mode after transition,
when said present operation mode is said first operation mode and said operation mode after transition is said second operation mode, said operation mode switching control unit controlling, in said first operation mode, power distribution between said plurality of DC power supplies to be performed at a power distribution ratio in a case where said operation mode after transition is applied, and then executing switching to said operation mode after transition,
wherein when electric power of each of said DC power supplies in accordance with the power distribution ratio in the case where said operation mode after transition is applied reaches a limiting value for each of said DC power supplies, said operation mode switching control unit prohibits switching to the operation mode after transition.

US Pat. No. 10,170,981

CONFIGURABLE BI-DIRECTIONAL CHARGE PUMP DESIGN

Akustica, Inc., Pittsbur...

1. A bi-directional charge pump cell comprising:a p-type substrate having a main surface;
a first n-well formed in the p-type substrate, the first n? well including n+ doped regions formed in the first n? well at the main surface;
a first p-well formed in the first n? well, the first p? well including p+ doped regions formed in the first p-well at the main surface;
a second n-well formed in the first p-well, the second n-well including n+ doped regions and p regions formed at the main surface, the p regions forming p-type metal-oxide semiconductor (PMOS) transistors;
a second p-well formed in the first n-well, the second p-well including p+ doped regions formed in the second p-well at the main surface; and
a third p-well defined in the second p-well, the third p-well including p+ doped regions and n regions at the main surface, the n regions forming n-type metal-oxide semiconductor (NMOS) transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,170,970

STEPPER MOTOR

SANYO DENKI CO., LTD., T...

1. A stepper motor comprising:a rotor including a rotor core and a permanent magnet, the rotor core including a plurality of teeth; and
a stator arranged around the rotor while being spaced apart from the rotor and including eight magnetic poles, each of the magnetic poles including a plurality of teeth and projecting toward the rotor, wherein
a winding is wound around every other magnetic poles, and
a phase of the teeth of a pair of magnetic poles opposing each other and having no winding therearound is shifted by 180 degrees from a phase of the teeth of other pair of magnetic poles opposing each other and having no winding therearound.

US Pat. No. 10,170,959

ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor having an axis of rotation, said motor comprising:a housing having a first end cap and an opposite second end cap, wherein said first end cap and said second end cap define an internal cavity;
a first shaft coupled to said housing;
a second shaft rotationally coupled to said first shaft;
a stator coupled to said second end cap and positioned within said internal cavity, said stator comprising an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential surface, said inner circumferential surface defining a stator bore around the axis of rotation;
a gearbox coupled to said first shaft and to said second shaft and positioned within said stator bore within said internal cavity, said gearbox comprising a planetary gear system comprising a sun gear, a ring gear, and a plurality of planet gears, said ring gear coupled directly to said second end cap, said gearbox further comprising a fastener extending through at least one planet gear of said plurality of planet gears and said second shaft such that said plurality of planet gears are rotationally coupled to said second shaft; and
a rotor coupled directly to said first shaft and positioned within said internal cavity between said first end cap and said ring gear, said rotor configured to rotate said first shaft, wherein said rotor is offset from said stator in an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,170,953

PLANAR COMPOSITE STRUCTURES AND ASSEMBLIES FOR AXIAL FLUX MOTORS AND GENERATORS

E-Circuit Motors, Inc., ...

1. A planar composite structure (PCS) for use in an axial flux motor or generator, comprising:a dielectric layer;
a first conductive layer disposed on a first side of the dielectric layer, the first conductive layer comprising first conductive traces that include:
first radial conductors, each of the first radial conductors extending radially at least between a first radial distance and a second radial distance that is greater than the first radial distance, and
first conductive end turns, each of the first conductive end turns interconnecting a respective pair of the first radial conductors, the first conductive end turns including a first inner end turn and a second inner end turn, the first inner end turn electrically interconnecting portions of a first pair of the first radial conductors at the first radial distance, and the second inner end turn electrically interconnecting portions of a second pair of the first radial conductors at the first radial distance;
wherein the first conductive traces form:
a first portion of a first winding that, when energized, generates magnetic flux for a first phase of the motor or generator, the first portion of the first winding including the first inner end turn, and
a first portion of a second winding that, when energized, generates magnetic flux for a second phase of the motor or generator, the first portion of the second winding including the second inner end turn;
a second conductive layer located on a second side of the dielectric layer, the second conductive layer comprising second conductive traces that include second radial conductors, wherein each of the second radial conductors extends radially at least between the first radial distance and the second radial distance; and
vias through the dielectric layer, each of the first radial conductors being electrically connected through at least one respective via to a corresponding one of the second radial conductors.

US Pat. No. 10,170,948

PROCESS FOR THE FORMATION OF A STACK OF SUPERPOSED METALLIC LAMINATIONS

Whirlpool S.A., Sao Paul...

1. A process for the formation of a stack of superposed metallic laminations, characterized in that it comprises the steps of:a—producing a first metallic lamination comprising at least one assembly of coupling elements, including one insertion clamp, one receiving clamp and two receiving windows, said coupling elements maintaining the same relative positioning from one another, the insertion clamp and the receiving clamp having an axial projection disposed on a first surface of the first metallic lamination so as to define a recess on a second surface of the first metallic lamination, the second surface being opposite the first surface, and wherein the recess of the receiving clamp is different from the recess of the insertion clamp, and wherein the recess of the receiving clamp is configured to receive the axial projection of the insertion clamp;
b—conducting the first lamination produced to a support matrix;
c—producing a second lamination, as defined in step “a” for the production of the first lamination;
d—displacing the support matrix with the first lamination, in order to align, axially, a second receiving clamp and the insertion clamp of the second lamination with a first receiving window, with a second receiving window and with the receiving clamp, respectively, of the first lamination;
e—conducting the second lamination to the support matrix, pressing the second lamination against the first lamination, in order to house the receiving clamp of the second lamination in the second receiving window of the first lamination and to fit, by interference, the insertion clamp of the second lamination, in the receiving clamp of the first lamination;
f—producing a third lamination, as defined in steps “a” to “c”;
g—displacing the support matrix with the first and the second lamination in order to align, axially, the second receiving window, the receiving clamp and the insertion clamp of the third lamination with the first receiving window, with the second receiving window and with the receiving clamp, respectively, of the second lamination;
h—conducting the third lamination to the support matrix, pressing the third lamination against the second lamination in order to house the receiving clamp of the third lamination through the second receiving window of the second lamination and in the interior of the first receiving window of the first lamination, and in order to fit, by interference, the insertion clamp of the third lamination in the receiving clamp of the second lamination; and
i—repeating the steps from “c” to “h”, until finishing the stacking of the laminations that define the lamination stack.

US Pat. No. 10,170,947

LAMINATED CORE

MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC., K...

1. A laminated core, comprising:a plurality of laminated iron core pieces, wherein each of the iron core pieces being connected in a laminating direction by filling a resin in a plurality of resin holes penetrating the laminated core in the laminating direction,
wherein an iron core piece (A) of the iron core pieces is provided at an end in an axial direction of the laminated core and an iron core piece (U) of the iron core pieces is all other iron core pieces being arranged in the axial direction;
wherein the laminated core is a laminated stator core; and
wherein joint strength of the iron core piece (A) is acquired by making a diameter (d1) of a resin hole (B) of the iron core piece (A) larger than a diameter (d2) of the resin hole (H) of the iron core piece (U) and making a junction area (S1) of the iron core piece (A) and resin that is larger than a junction area (S2) of the iron core piece (U) and resin; and
wherein the resin hole (B) and the resin hole (H) are on the same axis.

US Pat. No. 10,170,917

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING AND CONTROLLING A WIRELESS POWER NETWORK BY ESTABLISHING TIME INTERVALS DURING WHICH RECEIVERS COMMUNICATE WITH A TRANSMITTER

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless power network; comprising:at least one transmitter configured for providing controlled power transmission signals to produce a plurality of pockets of energy configured for receipt by at least two distinct receivers, wherein the at least one transmitter includes a single communication component; and
at least one power manager configured for controlling at least transmission of the controlled power transmission signals by the at least one transmitter, and establishing a first time interval during which a first receiver of the at least two distinct receivers communicates data with the single communication component and a second time interval during which a second receiver of the at least two distinct receivers communicates data with the single communication component, the at least one power manager further comprising at least one database comprising identification and attribute information of the at least two distinct receivers;
wherein the controlling by the at least one power manager includes:
during the first time interval, receiving, via the single communication component, first information used to determine a location of the first receiver;
after the first time interval and during the second time interval, receiving, via the single communication component, second information used to determine a location of the second receiver;
while receiving information from a respective receiver of the at least two distinct receivers:
receiving, by the at least one transmitter, a message indicating that the respective receiver is running out of a transmission buffer associated with transmitting the information to the at least one receiver; and
sending, by the at least one transmitter, instructions to the respective receiver to restore the transmission buffer; and
transmitting the controlled power transmission signals so that:
a first set of the controlled power transmission signals constructively interferes at the location of the first receiver, and
a second set of the controlled power transmission signals constructively interferes at the location of the second receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,170,828

ADJUSTABLE-TILT HOUSING WITH FLATTENED DOME SHAPE, ARRAY ANTENNA, AND BRACKET MOUNT

UBIQUITI NETWORKS, INC., ...

1. A radio and antenna device for providing wireless broadband access, the device comprising:a disc-shaped housing having a flattened, dome-shaped front region and a back region having an integrated bracket mount, wherein the integrated bracket mount comprises a slotted channel;
a bubble level integrated onto the housing;
a plurality of antenna emitters held within the housing and arranged as an array antenna; and
a bracket configured to support the device, the bracket further configured to engage with the integrated bracket mount, where the bracket and integrated bracket mount may be adjusted to form a plurality of selectable positions securing the housing at different tilt angles relative to the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,170,820

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CIRCUIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A wireless communication circuit, used for an electronic device, comprising:a wireless transceiver unit configured to generate a transmitting signal;
an impedance matching unit electrically coupled to the wireless transceiver unit, wherein the impedance matching unit includes at least one impedance, the impedance matching unit is configured to convert the transmitting signal to a feeding signal according to an impedance value of the impedance;
a coupling unit disposed on a first surface of the electronic device and electrically coupled to the impedance matching unit, configured to radiate energy of the feeding signal; and
a system grounding surface configured to receive energy of the feeding signal and transmit a first electromagnetic wave signal via resonance.

US Pat. No. 10,170,762

LITHIUM METAL OXIDES WITH MULTIPLE PHASES AND STABLE HIGH ENERGY ELECTROCHEMICAL CYCLING

Zenlabs Energy, Inc., Fr...

1. An electrochemically active material comprising a lithium metal oxide approximately represented by the formula Li1+bComNinMnpO(2), where ?0.2?b?0.2, 0.2?m?0.45, 0.055?n?0.24, 0.385?p?0.72, and m+n+p is approximately 1, wherein up to about 5 mole percent of the transition metals is substituted with a metal dopant, the active material exhibiting three peaks during an initial charge in a differential capacity plot and being a multiphased single material having a layered crystal phase and a spinel crystal phase.

US Pat. No. 10,170,720

ORGANIC MONOLAYER PASSIVATION AND SILICON HETEROJUNCTION PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES USING THE SAME

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A heterojunction in a photovoltaic device, comprising:an inorganic substrate having a surface;
an organic monolayer on the surface of the inorganic substrate, the inorganic monolayer having the following formula:
˜X—Y,
wherein X is an oxygen or a sulfur; Y is an alkyl chain, an alkenyl chain, or an alkynyl chain; and X covalently bonds to the surface of the inorganic substrate by a covalent bond;
an organic semiconductor material on a surface of the organic monolayer, the organic semiconductor material being substantially free of doping; and
a conductive electrode disposed onto at least on a portion of the organic semiconductor material.

US Pat. No. 10,170,689

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a magnetization free layer;
a reference layer electrically coupled to a first surface of the magnetization free layer;
a first magnetization fixed layer provided in the vicinity of the magnetization free layer;
a first wiring electrically and physically coupled directly to the magnetization free layer at a first location the magnetization free layer; and
a second wiring electrically and physically coupled directly to the magnetization free layer at a second location the magnetization free layer,
wherein the first magnetization fixed layer is not electrically coupled to the magnetization free layer, and
wherein the first wiring and the second wiring are distinct from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,170,580

STRUCTURE OF GAN-BASED TRANSISTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A GaN-based transistor device, comprising:a substrate;
a buffer layer, disposed on the substrate;
a channel layer, disposed on the buffer layer;
a barrier layer, disposed on a part of the channel layer;
a passivation layer, disposed on the barrier layer, wherein the barrier layer and the passivation layer comprise a first side wall and a second side wall, and the first side wall and the second side wall are corresponding to each other;
a barrier metal layer, disposed on the passivation layer, wherein the barrier metal layer has a first opening that exposes a part of the passivation layer, and the passivation layer has a second opening located in the first opening to expose a part of the barrier layer;
a gate electrode, disposed on the exposed part of the barrier layer;
a source electrode, disposed on the channel layer, wherein the source electrode covers the first side wall and a part of the barrier metal layer adjacent to the first side wall; and
a drain electrode, disposed on the channel layer, wherein the drain electrode covers the second side wall and another part of the barrier metal layer adjacent to the second side wall;
wherein the gate electrode is disposed between the source electrode and the drain electrode; wherein an interface between the source electrode and the channel layer is an Ohmic contact; wherein an interface between the drain electrode and the channel layer is another Ohmic contact; wherein an interface between the gate electrode and the barrier layer is a Schottky contact.

US Pat. No. 10,170,567

HIGH VOLTAGE LATERALLY DIFFUSED MOSFET WITH BURIED FIELD SHIELD AND METHOD TO FABRICATE SAME

International Business Ma...

1. A method to fabricate laterally diffused MOSFETs comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate having disposed over a top surface thereof a bottom surface of an n-type layer;
forming a recess in a top surface of the n-type layer;
forming in the recess an electrically conductive field shield member covered completely with a dielectric material;
epitaxially growing in vertical and lateral directions from the top surface of the n-type layer additional n-type semiconductor material so as to completely bury the electrically conductive field shield member and dielectric material, where the n-type layer and the additional n-type semiconductor material are doped for forming an n-type drift region;
forming, in the n-type drift region, a p-type body region overlying the buried electrically conductive field shield member and dielectric material and forming first and second n+drain regions;
forming, in the p-type body region, first and second n+source regions and a p+body contact region overlying the buried electrically conductive field shield member and dielectric material; and
depositing first and second gate dielectrics and gate electrodes so as to overly a portion of the p-type body region and the n-type drift region, where a first gate electrode is disposed on the first gate dielectric associated with a first laterally diffused MOSFET and where a second gate electrode is disposed on the second gate dielectric associated with a second laterally diffused MOSFET.

US Pat. No. 10,170,542

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Nuvoton Technology Corpor...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate of a first conductivity type;
a metal-oxide-semiconductor-field-effect transistor (MOSFET), located on the substrate, wherein the MOSFET comprises:
a first epitaxial layer of a second conductivity type;
at least two body regions of the first conductivity type, respectively located in the first epitaxial layer;
at least two first doped regions of the second conductivity type, respectively located in the body regions; and
a gate structure, located on the first epitaxial layer between the first doped regions;
a first junction gate field-effect transistor (JFET), located on the substrate, the first JFET having a second epitaxial layer of the second conductivity type;
an isolation structure, located between the MOSFET and the first JFET to separate the first epitaxial layer from the second epitaxial layer; and
a buried layer of the second conductivity type, located between the MOSFET and the substrate, wherein the buried layer extends from below the MOSFET to below the isolation structure and below the first JFET, so as to electrically connect the MOSFET to the first JFET.

US Pat. No. 10,170,509

OPTICAL FILTER ARRAY

VIAVI Solutions Inc., Sa...

1. A device, comprising:a first mirror disposed on a substrate;
a plurality of spacers disposed on the first mirror,
a first spacer, of the plurality of spacers, being associated with a first thickness,
a second spacer, of the plurality of spacers, being associated with a second thickness that is different from the first thickness;
a first sensor element corresponding to the first spacer; and
a second sensor element corresponding to the second spacer,
a separation width between the first sensor element and the second sensor element being less than approximately 10 micrometers (?m); and
a second mirror disposed on the plurality of spacers,
the second mirror including a first slanted side and a second slanted side, and
the second slanted side being on an opposite side of the second mirror from the first slanted side.

US Pat. No. 10,170,080

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING ANCILLARY DISPLAY WITH COLOR CONTROL

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first display with a first color cast;
a keyboard having keyboard keys with glyphs with a second color cast that is warmer or cooler than the first color cast; and
a second display having a third color cast; and
control circuitry configured to:
automatically adjust the third color cast to match the first color cast and display first content on the second display during a first time period; and
automatically adjust the third color cast to match the second color cast and display second content on the second display during a second time period that is at least partially different from the first time period.

US Pat. No. 10,170,001

BLIND ZONE INDICATOR MODULE FOR EXTERIOR REARVIEW MIRROR ASSEMBLY

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. An indicator module for an exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, the indicator module comprising:a hollow housing formed by injection molding of white plastic material;
wherein the hollow housing comprises (i) a front end configured for attaching the indicator module at the rear of a mirror reflective element configured for use by an exterior rearview mirror assembly, (ii) a rear end opposite the front end, and (iii) an intermediate portion between the front end and the rear end;
wherein the hollow housing comprises an inner surface that is white and is diffusely reflective of light incident thereat;
a circuit board having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, wherein at least one light emitting diode is disposed at the first side of the circuit board;
wherein the circuit board is disposed between the rear end of the hollow housing and the front end of the hollow housing such that the first side of the circuit board faces the front end of the hollow housing and the second side of the circuit board faces away from the front end of the hollow housing;
a diffuser element attached at the front end of the hollow housing, wherein the diffuser element closes the front end of the hollow housing;
potting material disposed at and over the second side of the circuit board to seal the rear side of the circuit board;
wherein, when the at least one light emitting diode is activated, light emitted by the at least one light emitting diode reflects off the white inner surface of the hollow housing and passes through the diffuser element to exit the indicator module; and
wherein the indicator module comprises a blind zone indication module.

US Pat. No. 10,169,984

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN WIRELESS SYSTEM

GRAND MATE CO., LTD., Ta...

1. A method for transmitting data in a wireless system, wherein the wireless system comprises a first server, a relay device, and at least one appliance, wherein the first server and the relay device are connected to a local area network respectively; the relay device is wirelessly connected to the at least one appliance, and is adapted to receive and store a state information of the at least one appliance; the method comprising the steps of:A. connecting to the first server by the relay device through the local area network via a signal;
B. determining by the relay device whether the state information sent from the at least one appliance is stored in the relay device;
if the relay device stores the state information sent from the at least one appliance, then the state information is sent to the first server by the relay device;
otherwise, a first interactive command is sent to the first server by the relay device, wherein the first interactive command corresponds to a situation that the relay device does not store any state information of the at least one appliance;
C. sending a second interactive command to the first server by the relay device, and then interrupting a connection between the relay device and the first server, wherein the second interactive command requests the first server to interrupt the connection with the relay device.

US Pat. No. 10,169,949

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECEIVING ARTICLE, AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING ARTICLE

GUANGZHOU XAIRCRAFT TECHN...

1. A device for receiving an article, comprising:a box body;
a door, arranged on the box body;
a wireless communication module connected with the door and comprising a first hardware processor configured to execute the following program module stored on a first memory: performing unlocking matching with an aircraft, controlling the door to be in an open state after unlocking matching succeeds, and sending a delivery instruction to the aircraft, and
a second hardware processor configured to execute the following program module stored on a second memory: detecting, when an available capacity of the box body is acquired, whether another article is stored in the box body, wherein
when it is detected that another article is stored in the box body, a residual capacity of the box body is calculated according to a total capacity and an occupied capacity of the box body, and the residual capacity serves as the available capacity; and
when it is detected that another article is not stored in the box body, the total capacity of the box body serves as the available capacity.

US Pat. No. 10,169,853

SCORE WEIGHTS FOR USER INTERFACE (UI) ELEMENTS

ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC, Sunn...

1. A system comprising:an identification engine to identify, based on an image processing analysis of screens of an application under test, User Interface (UI) elements of the application under test;
a clustering engine to cluster the UI elements into at least one cluster based on at least one feature of the UI elements;
a weighting engine to assign score weights to the UI elements according to which of the at least one cluster that a given one of the UI elements is clustered in; and
a testing coverage engine to automatically identify, based on the score weights of which of the UI elements are covered by the test, a testing coverage score of the application under test.

US Pat. No. 10,169,818

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ROUTING TRADE ORDERS BASED ON EXCHANGE LATENCY

Trading Technologies Inte...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having stored therein instructions when executed by a processor caused the processor to:measure a first latency associated with a first exchange based on a first processing time of a first trade order, wherein the first processing time is based on a time when the first trade order has been fulfilled by the first exchange, wherein a processing speed of trade orders at the first electronic exchange changes during a trading session;
determine that the first trade order is a first type of trade order;
determine a collective latency score for the first type of trade order at the first exchange using the first latency;
receive a second trade order from a trading device;
determine that the collective latency score reaches a predetermined latency threshold defined for the first exchange; and
route the second trade order from the trading device to a second exchange based on the first latency associated with the first exchange and in response to identifying the second trade order as being of the first type of trade order.

US Pat. No. 10,169,805

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY PROVIDING USER DETERMINED OFFERS

SWOOP IP HOLDINGS LLC, W...

1. A computer system that utilizes Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to facilitate electronic commerce (e-commerce), the system comprising:a network interface that is communicatively coupled to a vendor website via a network;
a memory that stores information including:
user specific information including at least an email address,
financial information associated with the user,
shipping address information of the user,
billing address information of the user and
a watchlist including at least two items selected by the user, each item comprising associated information;
a processor communicatively coupled to the network interface and the memory, wherein the processor:
determines a plurality of email addresses associated with the user,
sends, using the network interface, at least one web crawler to update the associated information;
automatically searches websites, using the network interface, for items similar to the at least two items,
automatically adds the similar items to the watchlist up to a user set limit;
automatically sends, using the network interface, a SMTP email message including a mailto link to the email address of the user upon changes in the watchlist based on the associated information that is updated,
determines that one of said at least two items were purchased by at least one person associated with one of said plurality of email addresses,
automatically sends a second SMTP email to the user when one of the at least two items were purchased by at least one person associated with one of said plurality of email addresses, and
receives, using the network interface, updated information from a widget on vendor website to update the watchlist.

US Pat. No. 10,169,796

PROCESS FOR THE DELIVERY OF CUSTOMIZED INFORMATION RELATED TO A SPECIFIC PRODUCT OF INTEREST TO A CONSUMER

AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INF...

1. A process for using a system for obtaining product specific information on a personal data collection device from a content management system of a merchandizing system, comprising the steps of:providing a first database, associated with the content management system, having a collection of product information;
applying a brand identification device to a consumer good through a label, the brand identification device having a unique identifier;
providing a personal data collection device which can extract and decode via software on the personal data collection device the unique identifier and transmit the unique identifier to the management system;
scanning, by the personal data collection device, the label with the brand identification device having the unique identifier;
interpreting the data from the personal data collection device and extracting the unique identifier, by the software, and the software makes an http request to a server;
searching, by the server, an address in a second database associated with the unique identifier such that the second database associates a plurality of different unique identifiers with corresponding addresses;
transmitting, by the server, another http response back to the personal data collection device, wherein the another http response includes the address;
in response to the transmitting, opening, by the personal data collection device, a browser and directing a user of the personal data collection device to the content management system by making an http post to the address, thereby creating an http session;
receiving data from the personal data collection device on the content management system such that the content management system recognizes the personal data collection device and holds the http session received from the personal data collection device open, the data including a type identification of the personal data collection device and the unique identifier such that the first database associates unique identifiers with corresponding numbers or the like;
creating, in response to receiving the data, a web page optimized for the personal data collection device based at least in part on the type identification, the web page including dynamic content for the consumer good and product information based at least in part on the unique identifier and the web page is specific to the brand identification device;
transmitting the web page to the personal data collection device to display the web page on the personal data collection device;
providing a customized user interface on the personal data collection device such that the web page serves as a user interface and is customized for the consumer good; and
selecting one of the collection of product information using the user interface on the personal data collection device.